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ACCIDENTS

JAPAN
Dec 3, 2014
Jazz band honors motorists killed in tunnel collapse
A jazz band has honored the memory of nine motorists who died two years ago when part of a road tunnel collapsed, crushing vehicles.
JAPAN
Dec 3, 2014
Passengers spend five hours stuck on train
Around 300 passengers spent more than five hours stuck on a train in Yamagata Prefecture on Wednesday when power failed. There were no injuries, the train operator said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 1, 2014
Inside Takata, tantrums but little sense of crisis over air bags
Shigehisa Takada, the third-generation head of Takata Corp., shows little sense of the crisis engulfing the Japanese air bag maker at the center of one of the auto industry's biggest safety recalls, according to three people who have met him recently.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Dec 1, 2014
30 years after deadly disaster, Bhopal's toxic legacy lingers on in India
Beyond the iron gates of the derelict pesticide plant where one of the world's worst industrial disasters occurred, administrative buildings lie in ruins, vegetation overgrown and warehouses bolted.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Nov 28, 2014
Families of convicted Sewol ferry crew haunted by stigma and isolation
Im Young-ae and her husband, a crew member who survived the Sewol ferry disaster, had dreamed of a peaceful retirement by the sea until their lives were upended by the April tragedy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 27, 2014
Toyota to offer anti-collision, safe-driving packages from 2015
Toyota Motor Corp. will start offering anti-collision, safe-driving packages for its cars next year, aiming to make them available for most of its passenger models by 2017 in Japan, North America and Europe.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 26, 2014
Takata air-bag rupture in Japan signals more automaker recalls
The transport ministry said Wednesday a Takata Corp. air bag ruptured in a model not covered by existing recalls, suggesting automakers may have to expand safety campaigns to replace the devices linked to five deaths.
BUSINESS
Nov 25, 2014
Honda faces record $35 million U.S. fine for 1,700 unreported claims
The company blames the underreporting on 'inadvertent data entry or computer programming errors' that spanned 11 years, according to an internal review submitted to U.S. authorities.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 18, 2014
Lawsuit links Takata air bag death to delay in Honda alert
Honda Motor Co.'s U.S. unit advised dealers not to contact customers about a potentially fatal defect because of a parts shortage, one week before shrapnel from an exploding air bag left a woman looking as if she had been killed with a knife, lawyers for her family said.
JAPAN
Nov 17, 2014
Two hurt as small plane slams into wall at Kitakyushu Airport
Two people were seriously injured Sunday evening when their single-engine private plane slammed into a concrete wall after it went off the runway while landing at Kitakyushu Airport.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 8, 2014
Schoolchildren taken to hospital after Tokyo expressway accident
Forty-six people, including schoolchildren, were taken to hospital on Saturday morning following an accident involving three buses and a motorcycle on Tokyo's Metropolitan Expressway, the fire department said.
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 1, 2014
New U.S. rockets to include launch-escape systems
Heeding a lesson from history, designers of a new generation of U.S. rockets will include escape systems to give crew members a fighting chance of surviving launch accidents such as the one that felled an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket on Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 1, 2014
Migrants' lives in peril as Italy ends sea rescues
Italy said Friday it will close a sea rescue mission that has saved the lives of more than 100,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East, a move one rights group warned could lead to a "surge of deaths" in the Mediterranean.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 29, 2014
Rocket headed to International Space Station blows up seconds after liftoff
An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launchpad in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first accident since NASA turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. Officials said no one was hurt.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 26, 2014
Special report: why Ukraine's revolution remains unfinished
In the afternoon of Feb. 20, after the morning's dead had been cleared away, Volodymyr Melnychuk arrived outside Kiev's October palace.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 25, 2014
Senators demand larger air bag recall of 30 million
More than 30 million vehicles in the United States could be affected by the defective air bags made by auto parts maker Takata Corp. and safety regulators in the U.S. should act quicker to replace the faulty parts, two prominent senators said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 19, 2014
Nepal blizzard-avalanche trek toll up to 39; more than 370 climbers rescued
The death toll in a blizzard that engulfed trekkers on a popular hiking route in Nepal rose by nine on Saturday to 39, as a helicopter search spotted more bodies stranded in the rugged, snow-covered Himalayan terrain.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 18, 2014
Nepali troops seek at least 40 missing on avalanche-hit trek
Nepali troops on Saturday searched rugged snow-covered Himalayan terrain in their most intensive effort to find any remaining survivors of a blizzard that killed 30 people and injured 175 in one of the country's worst mountain disasters.
WORLD
Oct 18, 2014
Bear consumes body of California man who died of heart attack
A man who suffered a heart attack and died outside his rural Northern California home had his corpse dragged away and eaten by a black bear that was sheltering nearby, medical officials said Friday.
WORLD
Oct 10, 2014
Hawaii boy survives six-story fall down trash chute
An 8-year-old boy survived a six-story fall down a trash chute in a Honolulu high-rise building, and he escaped the chute with help from a bystander who pulled him out using a hose, officials said.

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