Jun 10, 2016

New measures aimed at preventing repeat of fuel-testing data scandals

Transport minister Keiichi Ishii unveiled a set of measures Friday to prevent a repeat of the fuel economy test scandals that have engulfed several automakers in Japan. The measures include short-notice inspections when automakers collect vehicle fuel economy data, according to Ishii, who announced ...

Jun 2, 2016

JAL ditches plan for Haneda-New York flights this fall

ork Japan Airlines Co. has abandoned plans to begin flights between Haneda airport and New York this fall, sources said Wednesday. The move came as the transport ministry plans to apply rules limiting the opening of new routes by JAL, which was rehabilitated from ...

Mar 24, 2016

Japan to raise speed limit to 120 kph on some expressways

The maximum possible speed limit on the country’s major expressways will be raised from 100 kph to 120 kph, it was announced Thursday, marking the first increase since the 1963 opening of Japan’s first highway. Trucks and other large freight vehicles will not be ...

Mar 8, 2016

Japan to increase ports for calls by cruise liners

The transport ministry said Monday it plans to increase the number of ports that can be visited by large cruise ships to 14 to 15 from seven in 2015. The ministry also aims to realize visits to Hakata port in Fukuoka Prefecture and other ...

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 ...