Train Data To Be Analyzed After Deadly Crash

Train data to be analyzed after deadly crash

Keikyu, the operator of a passenger train involved in a deadly collision with a truck in Yokohama, says it will investigate why the train could not stop in time to avoid the accident.

The express train crashed into a large truck that had been stuck on a rail crossing near Kanagawa-shimmachi Station on the Keikyu Line south of Tokyo on Thursday.

Ntt, Tokyo Metro Eye Big Data Collaboration

NTT, Tokyo Metro eye big data collaboration

Japanese telecom giant NTT and subway operator Tokyo Metro will jointly use big data to help ease congestion during next year's Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The firms said on Monday that an artificial intelligence program will analyze location data from mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo, and passenger data from Tokyo Metro's ticket gates.

Jaxa: Data Indicates Hayabusa2 Has Landed On Ryugu

JAXA: Data indicates Hayabusa2 has landed on Ryugu

Japan's space agency says it has received data suggesting its space probe Hayabusa2 has landed on the asteroid Ryugu. The probe is on an unprecedented mission to collect underground rock samples.

Hayabusa2 began its descent from an altitude of 20,000 meters on Wednesday morning, Japan time.

Data Problem Found With Another Aegis Ashore Site

Data problem found with another Aegis Ashore site

It has been learned that problematic data was submitted for a Defense Ministry survey of a candidate site in western Japan for the deployment of a missile defense system.

The revelation follows a similar problem at another candidate site in northern Japan.

Defense Ministry Apologizes For Faulty Aegis Data

Defense Ministry apologizes for faulty Aegis data

The Defense Ministry is continuing its efforts to gain the understanding of the people of Akita City in northeastern Japan on its plan to deploy a land-based missile interceptor system known as Aegis Ashore.

The ministry is seeking to deploy the US-made system at the Ground Self-Defense Force's Araya Training Area.

Ministry Panel: No Cover-up Found In Data Scandal

Ministry panel: No cover-up found in data scandal

A special investigative panel of Japan's health and labor ministry says there was no systematic cover-up in the ministry's flawed statistics scandal.

The ministry set up the panel of outside experts in January to probe illegalities linked to its monthly survey on wages and working hours.

'unusual Data' Delayed Probe's Descent

'Unusual data' delayed probe's descent

Japan's space agency says unusual data on a display panel caused the five-hour delay in starting the space probe Hayabusa2's descent towards the asteroid Ryugu.

Mission Manager Makoto Yoshikawa of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said his team realized that the program for starting the descent maneuver was not displaying the expected attitude control figures.

Ministry Officials Deny Knowing Of Flawed Data

Ministry officials deny knowing of flawed data

NHK has learned that all of the Japanese labor ministry's senior officials who were involved in flawed surveys deny previously knowing that the figures were skewed.

The problem surfaced last year, and involves monthly labor ministry surveys on wages and working hours dating back to 2004. The ministry failed to poll all applicable businesses in Tokyo, and also used inappropriate methods to conduct the surveys.

Minister: Survey Change May Have Affected Pay Data

Minister: Survey change may have affected pay data

Japan's labor minister says excluding data on daily workers from a jobs survey may explain why official statistics showed a rise in wages.

Labor Minister Takumi Nemoto was speaking at the Lower House budget committee on Thursday regarding problems with the ministry's monthly survey.

Abe: Govt To Pay Those Affected By Flawed Data

Abe: Govt to pay those affected by flawed data

Debate over a series of improper labor statistics by the labor ministry continued in Japan's Lower House Budget Committee on Tuesday.

The President of the Democratic Party For the People, Yuichiro Tamaki, urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to ensure that people who failed to receive full unemployment and other benefits due to the faulty jobs data are paid properly.

Abe: New Team To Examine Problem Of Faulty Data

Abe: New team to examine problem of faulty data

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says a new working group of the internal affairs ministry will thoroughly examine the problem of faulty labor surveys to ensure the credibility of the government's statistics.

Abe was speaking at a Lower House committee on Monday.