Tag - accidents



Japan Times
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 or, literally, 'smartphone walking' refers to a pedestrian who uses a mobile phone while walking.
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.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jan 19, 2014
'Pilgrims' flock to site of death in Alaska's wilds
The old bus in which Chris McCandless died in 1992 in the interior of Alaska — made famous in Jon Krakauer's best-selling book "Into the Wild" and later in the Sean Penn film of the same name — long ago lost its windows to souvenir hunters.
Jan 17, 2014
Disaster plan to swiftly evacuate socially vulnerable citizens revised
The government's disaster prevention panel Friday revised its basic preparedness plan in hopes of ensuring that the elderly and other vulnerable people can evacuate quickly and smoothly, drawing from lessons from the March 2011 disasters.
Dec 16, 2013
Redress was sought for '83 KAL jet downing
Japan drew up a claim in 1986 for just over ¥3.4 billion in damages from the Soviet Union for the 28 Japanese killed in the 1983 shoot-down of Korean Air Flight 007 over Soviet airspace, recently disclosed Foreign Ministry documents reveal.
Japan Times
Dec 9, 2013
Airborne deer cold-cocks jogger
Krystine Rivera had a bad day at work and was waffling over whether to head out for a 11-km run. She decided to go for it.
Nov 27, 2013
JR Hokkaido in crisis
Drastic measures will be inevitable to resolve the deep crisis at JR Hokkaido, including the resignation of current executives and the introduction of completely new management.
Japan Times
Nov 20, 2013
Bad drivers get stricter penalties
The Diet passed a bill Wednesday that imposes stricter penalties on drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or due to their medical condition.
Nov 9, 2013
Memorial marks 1963 mine disaster
A memorial ceremony was held Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the country's worst mine accident in the postwar era.
Japan Times
Aug 27, 2013
Daughters of Gin-san to make traffic safety ad
Three daughters of the late Gin-san, one of Japan's famous centenarian twins, will appear in a TV commercial to be aired from September as a part of the Aichi Prefectural Government's traffic safety campaign.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 13, 2013
Woman in Brazil convicted over Japan road death
A Japanese-Brazilian woman was sentenced to 26 months in prison, commuted to one year of community service, Monday by a Sao Paulo district court for causing a road accident that resulted in the death of a 2-year-old Japanese girl in Shizuoka Prefecture in 2005.
Aug 8, 2013
Helicopter crash stirs resentment
The U.S. Air Force helicopter crash Monday in Okinawa is likely to deepen residents' fear of aircraft operations, especially those of the tilt-roter MV-22 Osprey.
Jul 31, 2013
Hands-free tools make driving more dangerous
Makers of cars and mobile electronics are pushing a tempting vision of the future, one in which you can stay fully connected while driving. In the name of safety, they provide hands-free wireless setups for your cellphone, so you can talk with both hands on the wheel. The latest additions are voice-to-text...
Jul 15, 2013
Bumps in the road that we can afford
Dear Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akihiro Ota,


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan