G-7 transport chiefs vow to take lead in promoting self-driving cars

National Sep 24, 2016

G-7 transport chiefs vow to take lead in promoting self-driving cars

Transport ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries agreed Saturday to reinforce international cooperation in creating safety regulations to promote self-driving cars. "We will cooperate with each other and exercise leadership to support the early commercialization of automated and connected vehicle technologies," a declaration ...

Business Dec 29, 2015

Japanese transport minister visits rail projects in Thailand

Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii visited Japanese rail projects in Thailand while en route from Laos to Japan on Tuesday, a Thai official said. During an unofficial two-day transit stop in Bangkok, starting Monday, Ishii was scheduled to meet Wuttichart Kala-yanamit, the ...

National Nov 9, 2015

Abe administration increases pressure on Onaga over landfill

Land minister Keiichi Ishii stepped up pressure Monday on Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga to retract his moves to block landfill work for the replacement facility for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. Ishii's move to issue an "instruction" to Onaga, which follows a "recommendation," is ...