Tag - accidents



Takuya Matsunaga reads a reply from Kozo Iizuka, imprisoned for killing Matsunaga's wife and daughter in 2019 in a high-profile accident in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district, at his home in Tokyo earlier this month.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 19, 2024
5 years after fatal Ikebukuro crash, bereaved man works to prevent repeat
A man plans to meet with the driver who accidentally killed his wife and young daughter, hoping to learn what went through the driver's mind.
Police officers issue a warning to a person riding a modified bicycle during a traffic crackdown conducted in Tokyo's Nakano Ward in December.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 17, 2024
Police report surge in moped and powered bicycle violations
When questioned, many riders claim to be unaware of the requirement for a license to operate such vehicles.
The salvaged Sewol ferry (back) on display at a port in Mokpo, South Jeolla Province on Tuesday, as South Korea marks the 10th anniversary of the country's worst-ever maritime disaster.
Apr 16, 2024
South Korea marks 10th anniversary of Sewol ferry disaster
Families called out the names of the deceased and threw flowers into the water, followed by a moment of silence.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner lifts off at Paine Field in Everett, Washington.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 10, 2024
Boeing takes further blow after whistleblower alleges 787 ‘shortcuts’
Incorrect treatment of gaps between joined airframe segments could lead to "significant fatigue,” according to the former quality engineer.
Tesla says that Autopilot enables its vehicles to steer, accelerate and brake automatically, but that the system’s features require "active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous.”
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 9, 2024
Tesla settles over fatal Autopilot crash on eve of trial
The case centered on a 38-year-old Apple engineer whose Model X veered off the highway and slammed into a roadside barrier on his way to work.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in Victorville, California, in 2019
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 8, 2024
Loss of engine cover on Southwest Boeing 737-800 prompts FAA investigation
No one was injured and Southwest Flight 3695 returned safely to Denver International Airport.
The Osprey provides vertical takeoff and landing like a helicopter but is also capable of flying at high speeds over long distances when operating as a conventional plane.
Apr 3, 2024
The Japan-U.S. alliance needs the versatile Osprey
In Japan, there has been an outsized and lingering concern about the aircraft’s safety. That concern is, frankly, misplaced,
People ride bikes without wearing helmets in Tokyo in March 2023, just before a law revision over helmet wearing on April 1 that year.
Apr 2, 2024
One year after road law revision, few cyclists in Japan wear helmets
The helmet wearing rate among cyclists killed or injured in accidents between April and December 2023 was 14.7%, the National Police Agency said.
Tugboats guide the Maersk Atlanta container ship at the Port of Newark in Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday. The bridge collapse Tuesday that shut the Port of Baltimore and closed a major highway will cause weeks or months of transportation disruptions in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Apr 1, 2024
Baltimore ship accident has east coast ports scrambling to absorb cargo
The bridge collapse will accelerate a shift of cargo to the U.S. West Coast in order to avoid potential bottlenecks at trade gateways from Boston to Miami.
Cranes begin the clean-up of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge and the container ship Dali in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday.
Mar 31, 2024
Salvage crews work to lift first piece of collapsed Baltimore bridge
Five days after the tragedy, the jobs of some 15,000 people whose work revolves around daily port operation are on hold.
A Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The Jan. 5 blowout incident plunged Boeing into a new crisis five years after the second of two fatal crashes grounded the MAX.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 28, 2024
How Boeing's leadership was 'fired' by its own customers
With Boeing's major U.S. customers calling for a meeting without CEO Dave Calhoun, the company preempted their demands with a major upheaval.
The Dali cargo vessel that crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse in Baltimore, Maryland, on Tuesday
Mar 27, 2024
Baltimore’s freak bridge collapse reverberates from cars to coal
The aftermath of the bridge’s collapse throws another spotlight on the fragile nature of global supply chains.
A view of the Dali cargo vessel that crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge causing it to collapse in Baltimore, Maryland, on Tuesday.
Mar 26, 2024
Baltimore bridge collision sends vehicles tumbling into water
Rescuers pulled out two survivors, one in a "very serious condition," and were searching for more after the Francis Scott Key Bridge fell into the water.
A V-22 Osprey takes off from Ground Self-Defense Force's Camp Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture on Thursday.
Mar 21, 2024
Japan GSDF resumes Osprey flights near Tokyo after fatal U.S. crash
The Defense Ministry aims to relocate its Osprey fleet from Kisarazu to Saga in southwestern Japan by 2025.
The Keoyoung Sun chemical tanker is seen capsized off the coast of Mutsure Island in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Wednesday.
Mar 21, 2024
South Korean-flagged tanker capsizes off coast of Japan, killing eight
Japan's coast guard said Thursday that it had rescued one of the two other crew members who were missing, but did not state that person's condition.
Tourists ride go-karts on a street in Tokyo's Asakusa area in October.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 19, 2024
Tokyo go-karts draw over 100 complaints in 2023
Common grievances include riders exiting karts at traffic lights for photos and disregarding red lights, according to the police.
A large-scale exercise of the Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Marine Corps is carried out on Okinoerabu Island in Kagoshima Prefecture on March 10.
Mar 15, 2024
Authorities deny report of SDF chopper crash in southwestern Japan
The Joint Staff Office said it has confirmed the status of all SDF aircraft and found no information related to an accident.
A Ground Self-Defense Force UH-60JA helicopter
Mar 15, 2024
GSDF fails to determine exact cause of fatal 2023 chopper crash
The incident was the deadliest ever involving a GSDF aircraft, killing all 10 personnel on board.
A Boeing 737 Max aircraft at an airshow in Farnborough, England, in 2022. In early January, the door plug on an Alaska Air 737 Max 9 blew off shortly after takeoff from Portland, Oregon, prompting an explosive decompression.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 14, 2024
Boeing 737 Max probe still in dark over who caused door fail
The planemaker has said it’s unable to find the relevant records, and factory security footage that may have helped have been overwritten.
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 flies near Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, on Thursday morning.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 14, 2024
U.S. military resumes Osprey flights in Japan
The resumption came after Washington last week lifted a worldwide flight ban on the aircraft following a deadly crash last year.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on