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KAZU I

A man offers flowers in Shari, Hokkaido, Tuesday for the victims of the fatal sinking of a sightseeing boat off the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido two years ago.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 24, 2024
Hokkaido boat operator probe ongoing two years after fatal sinking
Thirty relatives of passengers plan to file a group lawsuit against the operator's president at the Sapporo District Court as early as next month.
The Kazu I tour boat is lifted from the surface of the sea off the coast of Shari, Hokkaido, in May 2022.
JAPAN
Sep 7, 2023
Hokkaido tour boat sinking caused by safety gaps, report says
The operator of the Kazu I sightseeing tour boat, which sank off Hokkaido last year, had no safety management system, according to a government report
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2023
Establishing criminal case against Hokkaido boat operator over accident proving difficult
Investigators are finding it difficult to establish a criminal case against the president of a tour boat operator over a fatal accident off Hokkaido.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2023
Victims remembered one year after Hokkaido boat accident
Participants observed a moment of silence for the repose of the victims' souls and prayed for the early discovery of those still missing.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Feb 1, 2023
Japan's oldest pro soccer player Miura to head to Portugal
'King Kazu,' 55, who last season played for Suzuka Point Getters in the fourth-tier Japan Football League on loan from Yokohama FC, will join Oliveirense until the summer.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 24, 2022
Japan accelerates boat safety review six months after fatal Hokkaido accident
The transport ministry aims to decide details by year-end and submit legislation for the revision at next year's ordinary session of the parliament.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 24, 2022
Japan Coast Guard confirms discovery of body of sunken Hokkaido tour boat captain
With the confirmed death of the 54-year-old captain, Noriyuki Toyoda, a total of 19 victims have been identified, with seven still missing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 10, 2022
Three bodies found by Russia following Hokkaido boat sinking arrive in Japan
The bodies are believed to be those of Akira Soyama, a 27-year-old deckhand, and a female and male passenger who are among those still unaccounted for after the deadly sinking.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 27, 2022
Russia to hand over three bodies found after tour boat sinking to Japan
A Japan Coast Guard ship is expected to visit a port in Korsakov on Sakhalin island in September or later to pick up the bodies.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 23, 2022
Three bodies, believed to be missing Hokkaido tour boat passengers, still kept by Russia
The Japanese and Russian governments are still negotiating the handover of the bodies discovered on the Russian island of Sakhalin and Kunashiri.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 27, 2022
Sunken Hokkaido tour boat arrives at port after salvage operation
The 19-ton Kazu I, being transported on a barge, will be brought ashore as early as Sunday after seawater is drained from it, according to the Japan Coast Guard.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 26, 2022
Sunken Hokkaido tourist boat raised to surface in second salvage attempt
A tourist boat that sank off Hokkaido last month, leaving 14 people dead and 12 missing, was successfully raised to the surface.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 24, 2022
Sunken Hokkaido tour boat falls deeper into sea during efforts to bring it to shore
The sightseeing boat sank off Hokkaido a month ago, leaving 14 people dead and 12 missing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 21, 2022
Salvage of Hokkaido tour boat starts with 12 people still missing
The raising of the 19-ton Kazu I, which currently sits on the seabed some 120 meters below the surface, will take place early next week.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 19, 2022
Divers begin search operations at sunken boat site off Hokkaido
The divers will conclude the task of searching for the 12 people still unaccounted for as early as Friday, according to the Japan Coast Guard.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 17, 2022
Deepwater divers prepare to search inside sunken Hokkaido tour boat
The divers are expected to start searching inside the 19-ton Kazu I as early as Thursday for anyone left inside.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 29, 2022
Missing tour boat found on seabed off Hokkaido
The latest news emerged a day after sources said the president of the tour boat's operator repeatedly forced vessel captains to depart despite high waves.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2022
Tour boat boss forced captains to sail despite high waves, sources say
Under company rules, tours must be canceled when waves are likely to reach a height of 1 meter, sources said. A weather warning for waves over 3 meters was issued before Kazu I's departure.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 25, 2022
Hokkaido boat accident highlights the risks of nature tourism
Firms offering boat tours of the Shiretoko Peninsula have agreed not to operate during Golden Week, and officials are worried that the incident will keep tourists away from Hokkaido.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 23, 2022
Fate of passengers unknown as Japan Coast Guard searches for tour boat off Hokkaido
A helicopter and patrol boats were dispatched to the site, but the boat could not be located by Saturday night after making a distress call earlier in the day.

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