Tokio Marine to offer insurance coverage for self-driving cars

Nov 9, 2016

Tokio Marine to offer insurance coverage for self-driving cars

Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. will extend insurance coverage to accidents involving autonomous cars for all policyholders from April next year. The core unit of Tokio Marine will be the first to give such insurance coverage in Japan, officials said ...

Jan 20, 2016

Fatal bus crash raises alarm bells

The Karuizawa bus crash should prompt the industry and authorities to reconsider whether current safety regulations are adequate and being properly followed.

Penchant for running red lights said highest in Osaka Prefecture

Jul 14, 2015

Penchant for running red lights said highest in Osaka Prefecture

Ignoring a red light comes as no surprise in Osaka, the country’s worst-ranking prefecture, where the number of fatalities in traffic accidents stemming from disregarding signals hit 102 in the first half of this year. According to the Osaka Prefectural Police, the 102 people ...

Middle-aged biker accident deaths surge, prompting safety concerns

Dec 17, 2014

Middle-aged biker accident deaths surge, prompting safety concerns

While the number of fatal traffic accidents has been on the decline nationwide in recent years, those involving middle-aged and elderly motorcyclists have been increasing, prompting safety concerns among road-traffic authorities. One of the main reasons for the increase is believed to be that ...