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National Oct 31, 2018

ANA apologizes for flight delays due to pilot's boozy night out

All Nippon Airways Co. apologized Wednesday for flight delays in Okinawa last week caused by a pilot who called in sick after a night out drinking. Five domestic flights departing and arriving in Japan's southern island prefecture were delayed for up to 58 minutes until ...

Mito and Chiba cities sign nuclear accident evacuation accord

National Oct 31, 2018

Mito and Chiba cities sign nuclear accident evacuation accord

The municipal government of Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture —located near a nuclear power plant — signed an accord Wednesday that will allow its residents to take shelter in six municipalities further away from the complex in the case of an accident. The arrangement aims to facilitate ...

Japanese and U.S. forces hold joint military rescue exercise

National Oct 31, 2018

Japanese and U.S. forces hold joint military rescue exercise

The Self-Defense Forces and the U.S. military began a joint rescue drill off the coast of Aomori Prefecture on Wednesday as part of a biennial exercise aimed at enhancing their readiness and partnership. Based on the scenario of an aircraft accident, U.S. forces will practice ...