Skymark eyes another airline's assistance for rehabilitation

Business / Corporate Feb 4, 2015

Skymark eyes another airline's assistance for rehabilitation

Bankrupt Skymark Airlines Inc. is eyeing seeking another airline's assistance for its rehabilitation plan involving cost-cutting steps such as joint procurement of fuel, according to a document filed with the Tokyo District Court. The application seeking court protection from creditors, filed Jan. 28, also shows ...

Former drug addict relieved to be alive

Lifestyle Aug 23, 2014

Former drug addict relieved to be alive

by Masami Ito

You won't find an air conditioner in any inmate wings at Fuchu Prison, no matter how hot it is outside. And on this sweltering, cloudless day in August, it is certainly hot. Two members from Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center (DARC) are preparing to hold ...

Ex-con on mission to tame recidivism rate

National Sep 27, 2013

Ex-con on mission to tame recidivism rate

by Tomohiro Osaki

Hiroshi Igarashi remembers feeling like a dinosaur when he was released from prison in 2011 after nine years behind bars. He had no idea how to use IC cards and phones as train tickets. Even the self-serve "drink bar" system in restaurants struck him ...