Hidetoshi Takada

For Hidetoshi Takada's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Free-wheeling go-kart tours  raise traffic safety concerns

Jul 13, 2017

Free-wheeling go-kart tours raise traffic safety concerns

Convoys of go-karts reminiscent of Nintendo Co.'s "Mario Kart" video game series have been turning heads in Tokyo's traffic, but the rental companies behind them, which cater mostly to foreign tourists, are facing growing scrutiny over their safety records. Tourists dressed as Mario and other ...