USS Fitzgerald to return to U.S. for extensive repairs

National Jun 30, 2017

USS Fitzgerald to return to U.S. for extensive repairs

The U.S. Navy's guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald will return home for repairs following its fatal collision last month with a Filipino freighter south of Tokyo Bay, a naval official said Friday. Seven crew members died in the collision on June 17. Whether the crew of ...

Two killed in cargo ship collision in Seto Inland Sea

National Jul 15, 2016

Two killed in cargo ship collision in Seto Inland Sea

Two cargo ships collided Friday morning in the Seto Inland Sea off Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, killing two men and injuring another, the Japan Coast Guard has said. The dead were identified as Fumihiko Kita, 50, the captain of the 499-ton Yamato Maru No. 8, and ...

Mourners mark 14 years since Ehime Maru collision

National Feb 10, 2015

Mourners mark 14 years since Ehime Maru collision

A fisheries high school in Uwajima, Ehime Prefecture, on Tuesday marked the 14th anniversary of an accident in which an U.S. nuclear submarine surfaced beneath a school training boat off Hawaii, sinking it and killing nine occupants. About 300 people, including students and relatives of ...

National Jan 5, 2015

Elderly Osaka pair killed in four-car crash; five hurt

Two elderly residents of Osaka Prefecture were killed Sunday evening and five people suffered various injuries in a four-vehicle collision in the prefectural city of Yao. Masaru Shinohara, an 80-year-old company executive of Higashi-Osaka, and Haruko Abe, a self-employed, 70-year-old resident of Daito, died after ...

Second angler in MSDF collision dies

National Jan 16, 2014

Second angler in MSDF collision dies

An angler on a sport fishing boat that sank following a collision Wednesday with a Maritime Self-Defense Force transport vessel off Hiroshima Prefecture died early Thursday, the second fatality of the accident. Koji Otake, 66, was one of three anglers aboard the boat Tobiuo, skippered ...

Anglers hurt in collision with MSDF

National Jan 15, 2014

Anglers hurt in collision with MSDF

A sports fishing boat capsized and sank Wednesday morning after colliding with a Maritime Self-Defense Force transport ship in the Seto Inland Sea off Otake, Hiroshima Prefecture, leaving two of the four men on board the leisure craft in critical condition, the Defense Ministry ...

Minicar driver killed in Fukushima

National Dec 29, 2013

Minicar driver killed in Fukushima

Amid the end-of-year traffic rush, the driver of a minicar was killed on the Tohoku expressway in Fukushima Prefecture after a truck rammed it from behind, police said Saturday. A total of five vehicles were involved in the accident, which took place around 2:40 p.m. ...

Freighters collide south of Tokyo; one dead

National Sep 27, 2013

Freighters collide south of Tokyo; one dead

At least one crew member was killed Friday after a cargo ship capsized in a collision with a larger freighter in Japanese waters about 100 km south of Tokyo, the Japan Coast Guard said. The collision between the 498-ton Eifuku Maru No. 18 and the ...

National / Crime & Legal Jun 12, 2013

MSDF officers' acquittal stands in fatal collision

The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court acquittal of two Maritime Self-Defense Force officers over a 2008 collision between an Aegis destroyer and a fishing boat that killed two fishermen just outside Tokyo Bay. The high court turned down an appeal from ...