Delivery failures dog parcel firms

Nov 15, 2015

Delivery failures dog parcel firms

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Missing a package delivery is usually not a problem when one can easily go online or call to request redelivery. But as online shopping rapidly grows, such customer conveniences have become problematic for delivery companies, truck drivers and society as a whole. In late ...

Testing of airport body scanners begins at Kansai International

Oct 15, 2015

Testing of airport body scanners begins at Kansai International

The transport ministry has begun operational testing of body scanners that can detect foreign objects or metal hidden under clothing at Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture. The testing is part of the government’s efforts to strengthen anti-terrorism measures ahead of an anticipated increase ...

Sep 25, 2015

230 diesel Volkswagen cars thought to be privately imported to Japan

Up to 230 diesel-powered passenger cars made by Germany’s Volkswagen AG have been imported privately to Japan, transport minister Akihiro Ota said Friday. The transport ministry will consider what to do with them, Ota told a news conference following revelations that the automaker had ...

Police raid transport ministry offices after bribery arrests

Sep 24, 2015

Police raid transport ministry offices after bribery arrests

The Metropolitan Police Department raided the transport ministry on Thursday, following the previous day’s arrest of a transport ministry official and another man on bribery charges. The arrested are Ryuya Kawamura, 39, chief of the Flight Standards Division of the Civil Aviation Bureau, and ...

Jan 21, 2014

JR Hokkaido punishes 75 employees over track data falsification

Hokkaido Railway Co. on Tuesday announced punitive measures for 75 employees over the failure to fix track defects and falsification of track maintenance data. The punishment, which includes three-month pay cuts for JR Hokkaido’s chairman and president as well as dismissal of five employees, ...

10 out of 11 new vehicle license plate location names OK'd

Aug 2, 2013

10 out of 11 new vehicle license plate location names OK'd

The transport ministry announced Friday that 10 locations have been granted their requests to appear on vehicle license plates. The top line on license plates bears the name of the location of the issuing office. The local governments asked to get their name on ...