Tag - accidents



Japan Times
Jul 10, 2013
Did Korean culture contribute to Asiana crash in San Francisco?
A comment Monday by the head of the National Transportation Safety Board sounded reasonable to the average ear, but for aviation crash experts there was an immediate connection to a remarkable 1999 crash of a Boeing 747 just after takeoff from London.
Jul 10, 2013
Quebec train disaster sparks rail vs. pipeline debate
The railroad put the small lakeside town of Lac-Megantic on the map. And over the weekend, the railroad wiped part of the town off the map.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2013
Crisis: The final approach of Flight 214
The first major U.S. plane crash in a dozen years began to unfold in utterly undramatic fashion just before noon Saturday when a big white passenger jet with red, blue and yellow flashings banked to the right and began to descend toward the wide runways of San Francisco International Airport.
Jul 7, 2013
Air fatalities a rarity since '01
San Francisco AFP-JIJI
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2013
Size, intensity of wildfires in U.S. increasing
Volatile weather patterns marked by shortened winters, stifling heat waves and prolonged droughts. New housing developments encroaching on fire-prone lands. Shrinking budgets for fire prevention measures.
Jun 29, 2013
U.S. suspends trade privileges to Bangladesh
President Barack Obama announced Thursday the suspension of U.S. trade privileges for Bangladesh in response to growing concerns over labor rights and worker safety there.
Apr 2, 2013
Exxon Mobil mops up large pipeline spill
Japan Times
Mar 4, 2013
Authorities investigate Akita line bullet train derailment
Transport authorities launched a full-fledged investigation Sunday into the derailment of a bullet train on the Akita Shinkansen Line in Daisen, Akita Prefecture, on Saturday afternoon.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 2, 2013
Japanese killed by police car in New York
A New York Police Department patrol car responding to an emergency call struck and killed a 24 year-old Japanese man in Queens shortly after midnight Feb. 21, the victim's family said.
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 17, 2013
A look at the heavenly bodies and the danger they may pose for our planet
Berlin AP
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 17, 2013
Much footage of meteor came from car cams
Reader Mail
Oct 8, 2009
Children's interests came second
In his Oct. 6 article, "Savoie case shines spotlight on Japan's 'disappeared dads,' " Debito Arudou makes several valid points about the need to revise the way that child custody and visitation rights are treated under Japanese law, and about Japan's koseki (family registration) system being an obstacle...
Reader Mail
May 31, 2009
Necessary evil in dangerous times
The May 15 AP article "Britain overzealous in terrorism arrests" was critical of the fact that Britons of South Asian descent are more likely to be detained in antiterrorism raids than any other ethnic groups. I agree that this is unfortunate and discriminatory, but it is nevertheless necessary.


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