safety

Japanese company develops a door within a door, and it’s a great idea

When is a door not a door?

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Road in Chiba plagued by accidents involving shutterbugs seeking “Chiba-fornia” shots【Video】

Chiba-fornia dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.

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Two men hit by woman falling out of window… who was looking at another man who fell off rooftop

Luckily, everyone involved is expected to pull through.

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Manhole Holy War breaks out in Tokyo, winners get money and help repair city infrastructure

All’s fair in love and Manhole Holy War.

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Aomori police on the lookout for man shouting unsolicited advice at kids about dating and ramen

Sounds like someone’s never heard of social media.

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Japanese train operator scraps plan to identify past offenders with facial recognition camera

JR East representatives say change of plans is due to “lack of societal consent”.

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Japanese home center emergency evacuation set could save your life, make you look like a goldfish

How does this one stack up against Muji’s recent disaster preparedness kit?

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What ticks off drivers in Japan? New survey reveals the top three causes of road rage

Buckle up your seatbelts—literally and figuratively.

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These “star marks” on the road in Japan that indicate when to use your blinker are amazing【Video】

Okayama Prefecture reminding “rogue” drivers of common sense.

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Yamagata kids on way to school accidentally say “good morning” to wild bear

Bear was reportedly very rude.

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Japanese active coast guard demonstrates how dangerous it is to fall into a reservoir pond【Video】

If this guy can’t lunge free, then there’s no hope for the rest of us.

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Osaka elementary school becomes first in Japan to have a police box established on campus

Will this police box be an outlier or set a new precedent for community policing?

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Death of a Japanese man attacked by bear sparks conversation about what to do when facing off with one

Is there any way to avoid a grisly end?

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Japanese businesses to reopen automatic hand dryers in public restrooms

New study fears shutting them down might do more harm than good.

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Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators

They’ve become the first prefecture in Japan to do so.

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If you die from the COVID-19 vaccine in Japan, the government will give your family over 44M yen

$420,000? Now that’s putting your money where your mouth is.

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Saitama begins plans to regulate how to use escalators, prohibit walking up and down

Although walking is common practice, support for banning it is strong online.

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Evangelion joins the fight against COVID-19 with this amazing awareness campaign

If Shinji and the gang can fight Angels, surely they can fight coronavirus too!

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SoraNews24 founder develops effective yet inexpensive COVID-19 guards for restaurants

It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever seen, and I’m not just saying that because he signs my cheques.

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Shizuoka City orders mysterious torii of unknown origin torn down, sparks concern that a horror movie is beginning

Local government finds new way to invite misery to 2020.

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