Tag - accidents

 
 

ACCIDENTS

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 21, 2014
South Korean class trip to resort island turned into horror with sinking
It was supposed to be their last bit of teenage fun.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 21, 2014
Captain of ill-fated Korean ferry praised safety in promotional video
The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea's southwestern tip, with hundreds feared dead, said in a promotional video four years ago that the journey was safe — as long as passengers followed the instructions of the crew.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 19, 2014
Korean ferry death toll rises to 32; relatives give DNA swabs to identify dead
Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 17, 2014
Hundreds still missing in deadly Korea ferry sinking
South Korean coast guard and navy divers resumed searching on Thursday for about 290 people still missing, many of them students from the same high school, after a ferry capsized in sight of land.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 10, 2014
Simulation of texting at Shibuya crossing goes viral
What would happen if 1,500 pedestrians walked across the famous crossing in front of Tokyo's Shibuya Station while using their smartphones?
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices
Apr 9, 2014
Post-Fukushima reform throws up a few surprises
The magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, devastated the northeast, killing more than 15,000 people and causing level 7 meltdowns at three reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Observers believed the sheer size of the catastrophe and its subsequent effects provided the country with an opportunity to reform and turn the page on two decades of political, social and economic crisis. In his 2013 book “3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan,” Richard Samuels, director of the MIT Japan Program, chronicles the 18 months that followed the disaster and explains why this opportunity for change wasn’t followed by substantial progress. Here, Samuels expands on some of the issues he examined in his book:
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2014
Nuclear emergency evacuation plans lagging in 11 prefectures: survey
Efforts to estimate residential evacuation times for nuclear power plant accidents are behind schedule in several prefectures, a survey finds.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 30, 2014
Five dead after pier overturns off Japan's southernmost island
Five workers are killed and two go missing after a floating pier overturns at far-flung Okinotorishima Island, where rescue threatens to take days.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 30, 2014
Finding MH370 may take years: U.S. Navy
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 could take years, a U.S. Naval Officer suggested on Sunday, as search and rescue officials raced to locate the plane's black box recorder days before its batteries are set to die.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 29, 2014
Rivalries hamper hunt for jet
The search for Flight MH370, the Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished over the South China Sea on March 8, has involved more than two dozen countries and 60 aircraft and ships, but it has also been bedeviled by regional rivalries.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 28, 2014
Mudslide kin warned death toll will spike
Rescuers searching for 90 people still missing five days after a massive mudslide in Washington state braced the public Thursday for an impending steep rise in the death toll even as they deflected criticism of the early disaster response.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 28, 2014
Malaysian jet search resumes, U.S. sends second Poseidon plane
An air search of the remote southern Indian Ocean resumed Friday, seeking to confirm if hundreds of objects spotted by satellites are debris from a Malaysian jetliner presumed to have crashed almost three weeks ago with the loss of all on board.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 27, 2014
Planes, ships race to beat bad weather in search for Malaysian jet
Aircraft and ships scouring the southern Indian Ocean for wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were racing to beat bad weather Thursday and reach an area where new satellite images showed what could be a field of debris.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 26, 2014
North Korean missile launch draws 'strong' protest from Japan
Japan lodges a strong protest against Pyongyang over its test-firing of two intermediate-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan.
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 26, 2014
Struggling, Malaysian Airline may need government bailout
Even before the loss of its Flight MH370, Malaysian Airline System (MAS) was bleeding cash, prompting talk that it may need another financial rescue from state investor Khazanah Nasional Bhd, its majority shareholder.
JAPAN
Mar 22, 2014
Avalanche kills skier in Nagano as snow breaks record in Hokkaido
An avalanche struck three skiers Friday morning near the Hakuba valley ski resort in the village of Otari, Nagano Prefecture, killing one of them, as a snow storm in the north brought record snowfall to Hokkaido.
JAPAN
Mar 19, 2014
Japan's traffic death toll falls to record low in 2013
The number of people last year who died within 30 days of being involved in a traffic accident marked a record low of 5,152, down 1.6 percent from 2012, National Police Agency data showed Wednesday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 9, 2014
Missing Malaysia Airlines jet mystery deepens with stolen passports
Oil slicks signaled that a missing Malaysia Airlines jet may have crashed in the Gulf of Thailand even as the mystery surrounding the plane deepened with the discovery that two passengers used stolen passports.
LIFE / Language / THE BUZZ
Mar 8, 2014
Aruki-sumaho
Aruki-sumaho or, literally, 'smartphone walking' refers to a pedestrian who uses a mobile phone while walking.
JAPAN
Feb 15, 2014
Seven Japanese scuba divers missing off Bali
Seven Japanese women are missing after going scuba diving off the Indonesian resort island of Bali and a two-day search effort has failed to locate them.

Longform

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