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RAILROAD

Auto parts maker Toyoda Gosei makes bags and other items by reusing its mainstay air bag products.
JAPAN
May 7, 2024
Upcycling efforts spread among Japanese companies
Japanese companies are increasingly engaging in upcycling efforts, or adding new value to used products and waste materials, as part of their environmental and social contributions and to generate profits.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 4, 2019
Seven passengers killed when express train derails in eastern India
Seven passengers were killed and several others injured when a Delhi-bound train derailed in India's eastern state of Bihar on Sunday, railways officials said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 13, 2018
Stung by three deadly crashes in two months, Amtrak would lose half its federal funds under Trump budget
President Donald Trump is proposing to cut in half the federal subsidy for Amtrak, the troubled national passenger rail service that has experienced three fatal crashes in the past two months.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 6, 2018
Padlocked track switch lined into siding blamed in fatal South Carolina Amtrak crash
A locked track switch is being blamed for the crash of an Amtrak passenger train into a freight train that killed two people and injured more than 100 in South Carolina on Sunday and is again raising questions about the roll-out of a new system to make U.S. railways safer.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 19, 2018
Train derails and hits residences in Mexico City suburb, killing at least five
A train derailed in a densely populated Mexico City suburb on Thursday morning, killing at least five people, local authorities said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 21, 2017
Mangled locomotive, last piece of Amtrak train wreckage, removed from Washington freeway
Workers had cleared all the wrecked train cars blocking a major West Coast highway by Wednesday morning, two days after the Amtrak train derailed in Washington state while speeding onto a bridge, state transportation officials said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jun 21, 2017
When it comes to action, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi is your man
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi has what we refer to in showbiz as "the look."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jun 21, 2017
Jackie Chan's latest borrows from the best Westerns
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Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Jun 10, 2017
'Milky Way Railroad': A beautiful if unfinished inquiry into meaning and happiness
This beloved classic of Japanese children's literature is testimony to the difficulties of translation. The title, variously called "Night on the Galactic Railway" or "Fantasy Railroad in the Stars," is a good example.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 4, 2016
Faulty signal suspected as Karachi train station crash kills at least 16
At least 16 people were killed and 50 injured when an express train slammed into a standing train at a railway station in southern Pakistan on Thursday morning, doctors and rescue workers said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 30, 2015
JR West, aquarium solve turtle-linked rail disruptions
West Japan Railway Co. and Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe have jointly developed a system to prevent turtles from getting caught between railway switches.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 15, 2014
Hokuriku Line trains resume after blackout strands 1,350
West Japan Railway Co. resumed train service Monday morning along the JR Hokuriku Line in northern Niigata Prefecture, where about 1,350 passengers were stranded by a blackout triggered by heavy snow the day before.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2014
Violence against railway workers on decline
Cases of violence by train passengers against railway workers totaled 760 in fiscal 2013, down by 68 from the previous year, according to the latest tally by an industry group.

Longform

Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals