Fully Remodeled Lexus Ls Big On Safety Features, Toyota Says

Fully remodeled Lexus LS big on safety features, Toyota says

Toyota Motor Corp. will release the first fully remodeled Lexus LS in 11 years, featuring what the automaker describes as "world first" safety technologies.

The new luxury sedan, the high-end model of Toyota's Lexus vehicles, was shown for the first time in Japan on June 26 and is expected to be marketed this autumn. The price has not been determined.

Mario Kart Lookalikes On Public Roads Spur Safety Concerns

Mario Kart lookalikes on public roads spur safety concerns

Convoys of go-karts evoking the hit Nintendo Co. Mario Kart series have become a head-turning sight among Tokyo's traffic, but the rental companies behind the vehicles, with a customer base comprised mostly of foreign tourists, face growing scrutiny over safety concerns.

Rental operators let customers drive often-crowded public roads in the low-slung vehicles while dressed as characters including those from the popular racing video games from the Mario franchise.

Four Lexus Models Earn Iihs Top Safety Pick+ Awards

Four Lexus Models Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Awards

Four Lexus models — the Lexus RC, Lexus ES 350, Lexus NX, and Lexus RX — have all been selected as a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the most of any luxury manufacturer.

To qualify as a Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the five IIHS crashworthiness tests—small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints—as well as an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight rating.

Safety Recall For Yamaha Paddock Blue Junior Hoody

Safety Recall for Yamaha Paddock Blue Junior HoodyTo ensure that all of our customers are fully protected, Yamaha are recalling all Paddock Blue Junior Hoodies (size 12 and 14) sold between 2014 and now for not complying to EU regulations - cord/drawstring is longer than 150cm.
The affected Yamaha Paddock Blue Junior Hoodies were labeled for children up to 128cm in height or 7-8 years of age, through to children up to 140cm in height or 9-10 years of age.

Ibaraki Nuclear Facility Where Radioactive Leak Occurred Was Slack On Safety

Ibaraki nuclear facility where radioactive leak occurred was slack on safety

As the facts surrounding the June 6 incident where five workers were exposed to radioactive materials following an accident at a nuclear research facility in Ibaraki Prefecture continue to emerge, it has become clear that the facility's stance concerning safety management has been simply too soft -- especially considering that it handles materials used for nuclear fuel.

The accident in question happened at around 11:15 a.m. on June 6 at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)'s Oarai Research & Development Center in the coastal town of Oarai in Ibaraki Prefecture. Uranium oxide and plutonium oxide powder that had been stored in double-wrapped plastic bags inside a sealed stainless steel container were accidentally released across the research laboratory after the bags suddenly burst, thereby exposing all five workers nearby to the radioactive compounds. Prior to the leak, one of the workers -- a man in his 50s -- was opening the container for inspection.

Toyota Expands Safety Research For Self-drive

Toyota Expands Safety Research for Self-driveToyota has committed US$35 million (approx. A$47 million) for a comprehensive new program that will expand research into safety challenges and opportunities related to autonomous and connected vehicles.
The new investment in the company's ground-breaking Collaborative Safety Research Centre (CSRC) in the United States will further co-operation with leading academic, health and research organisations.

Tokyo Police Urge Go-kart Tour Companies To Improve Safety Measures

Tokyo police urge go-kart tour companies to improve safety measures

Tokyo police requested Monday companies hosting go-kart city tours on public roads improve safety measures due to the increasing popularity of the attraction among foreign tourists.

The Metropolitan Police Department said it asked five go-kart rental companies in Tokyo to encourage patrons to wear helmets and protective gear while driving.

Gov't To Strengthen Safety Steps For Go-kart Services On Public Roads

Gov't to strengthen safety steps for go-kart services on public roads

The Japanese government will strengthen safety measures for go-kart services on public roads in a move to prevent accidents involving the vehicles, as such services are gaining popularity among foreign tourists.

The transport ministry is considering new rules to improve the visibility of go-karts, as well as making it mandatory for their drivers to wear seat belts, to tackle accidents caused particularly by foreign travelers.

Honda Defends Safety Stance On Civic

Honda defends safety stance on Civic

The all-new Honda Civic hatch brings with it an impressive array of safety technology – but only if you buy the most expensive model.

That could be perceived as a problem for Honda, because the the Civic – whether you choose the new hatch or the existing sedan – doesn't have autonomous emergency braking (AEB) in the four more affordable models in the range, but rivals such as the Mazda 3 have the tech fitted throughout.

Jr West To Introduce Italian Inspection Car For Rail Safety

JR West to introduce Italian inspection car for rail safety

Replacing labor-intensive night visual checks, a high-tech Italian inspection vehicle is planned to be operating along the Sanyo Shinkansen tracks that can quickly detect safety problems.

The test run will begin from September and the system will be put into practical use in five years, West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) announced on May 10. This system will be introduced in Japan for the first time.

It Progress Boosts Safety Confirmation Services To Aid Communication During Disasters

IT progress boosts safety confirmation services to aid communication during disasters

After the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011 and the Kumamoto Earthquake in April 2016, there has been progress in safety confirmation services provided by information technology (IT) companies and the public and private installation of Wi-Fi in more locations to keep lines of communication open in times of emergency.

A recent example is a new safety confirmation service from Line Corp., the operators of a free messaging application by the same name, which was released ahead of the sixth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami disaster. The new Line damage report function on the messaging app sends a message from the company's official account to all users with information about a disaster and asks recipients to select one of three reply choices: "I'm hurt/in trouble," "I'm safe," or "I am not in the area." It then prompts users to post their responses on their "timeline" for their friends and family to see. The company has yet to use the new function, but the new service is attracting attention for its expected effectiveness, as Line app has roughly 66 million users nationwide.

Tokyo Games Food To Require Safety Verification

Tokyo Games food to require safety verification

The Yomiuri ShimbunObtaining Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certificates has become an urgent task for domestic farmers looking to provide food to athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games after the organizing committee announced its procurement criteria.

The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced on March 24 that producers who supply vegetables and other foods to the athletes village will require certification showing the safety of their products has been verified by a third party.