As Japan's transportation has evolved, so have accident investigations

Jul 24, 2015

As Japan's transportation has evolved, so have accident investigations

Japan’s public transportation has seen dramatic postwar advances ranging from jetliners to bullet trains — and also dramatic accidents in connection with the use of such technology. Every major disaster has been followed by intense probes into its cause and the development of countermeasures ...

Two-train crash averted after close call in Kyushu

May 23, 2015

Two-train crash averted after close call in Kyushu

Two limited express trains operated by Kyushu Railway Co. nearly crashed at a station on the Nagasaki main line on Friday. At around 12:20 p.m., the seven-car Kamome No. 19 entered a track leading to Hizen-Ryuo Station where the six-car Kamome No. 20 had ...

Two die, train derails  as blizzards continue

Dec 18, 2014

Two die, train derails as blizzards continue

At least two people have died in snow-related incidents since heavy snowfall and blizzards brought harsh conditions to central and northern Japan. A 68-year-old man was found dead in snow near his home in Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture, on Wednesday night. Police believe he fell ...

Nov 20, 2014

Man charged over New York subway death

A 34-year-old man has been arrested and charged with second degree murder for allegedly pushing a man to his death under a New York subway train, police said Wednesday. The incident took place in the Bronx, where the victim, Wai Kuen Kwok, was waiting ...