'Congestion pricing' eyed to ease traffic in top tourist spots

Sep 7, 2017

'Congestion pricing' eyed to ease traffic in top tourist spots

The transport ministry plans to test "congestion pricing" in four municipalities with major tourist attractions, including Kyoto and Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture. The plan was presented to a panel on Thursday, with tests slated to begin this fall in Kamakura, Kobe and Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture. No ...

May 26, 2015

Government wants increase in safe-driving features

The number of traffic accident deaths nationwide declined in 2014, but the share of elderly people killed was the highest in nearly 50 years, according to a government report issued Tuesday that called for further development in safe-driving technology like automatic braking systems. A total ...

New Year's exodus reaches peak

Dec 30, 2014

New Year's exodus reaches peak

The New Year's holiday exodus from Tokyo and other urban areas peaked Tuesday, with travelers packing major train stations and airports throughout the day. Domestic flights departing from Tokyo's Haneda airport were almost fully booked, according to Japan Airlines Co. and All Nippon Airways Co. Bullet ...