• Kyodo


The transport ministry will set up a panel to probe Sunday’s deadly collapse of a ceiling inside an aging highway tunnel west of Tokyo that may have not been properly maintained.

The panel will probably focus on beefing up regulations for managing and maintaining key road infrastructure, with an eye to creating a stricter inspection regimen and wider, more extensive and uniform safety checks.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.