According to reports, a mobile phone battery pack fire was the cause of the incident.
The incident occurred at a festival in Shiga Prefecture last week.
Following days of around-the-clock work by construction workers, all eyes are on the city again following reports that the road will be fit to drive on by today.
Coming around a corner, the car came to a full (pole) stop.
An old man seriously injured in an accident in China was dumped by the ambulance after they confirmed he was dead.
Should we call this crazy accident a pileup or a pile-in?
One man is arrested in relation to the incident that injured a number of pedestrians during one of Japan’s busiest holidays.
It’s not very often we’re able to follow the line “he never even saw it coming” with “but then he casually watched it zoom over the horizon…”
Video footage showing the aftermath of a collision between an infant’s electric ride-on toy car and an upper-middle-aged woman has split public opinion between both sides.
Diago Kashino, a 33-year-old Japanese actor, has died after being stabbed in the stomach with a samurai sword during a stage-play rehearsal in Japan.
Don’t pick a fight with an elevator, because the elevator always wins.
Though the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, always drive around the giant iron beams.
If we were this dog’s owner, we would be sure to keep our pet pooch securely on a leash during the upcoming Tokyo Olympics…
With much of the world’s population being separated from the farming process these days, it’s easy for us to forget that the hamburger we just ate came from a living, breathing, thinking, and possibly even emotionally engaged cow.
Pictures and videos emerged in Hong Kong last week after a motorist struck a bull. While that is sad in itself, what gained media attention is that the rest of the bull’s herd gathered around to push him to safety and then mourn the tragedy.
Imagine you’re driving down a country road, when you see an overturned truck up ahead. Thankfully, no one appears to have been hurt in the accident, but the damaged vehicle is blocking the lane, and since it’s spilled its cargo all over the road, you’re probably in for a frustrating wait before you can continue on to your destination.
Not the most pleasant scenario, is it? Unless, of course, that cargo happens to be thousands of adorable baby chicks.
There has been a bizarre string of accidents involving escalators in China recently. According to China Network, between 10 and 28 July alone, there have been eight isolated incidents involving faulty escalators – resulting in six deaths and 14 people injured.
This time an elevator in Xingwen County, Sichuan, has made the news after going out of control and firing up the shaft with such speed that it smashed through the ceiling of the top floor and then dropped back down to the ground.
Imagine you’re taking the train home from work at 7 p.m., finally getting to leave after being there for almost twelve hours. You can’t wait to just eat some dinner, relax, and then get some much-needed sleep.
But then bam! The train stops and the electricity goes off. You’re stuck, and you’re not getting home for a long, long time.
That’s exactly what happened on August 4 to many passengers in the Tokyo/Yokohama area. An accident shut down entire lines, affecting over 350,000 people’s commute home.
What caused it, you ask? The answer may be a single high school student and his friend’s bag.
An act of tremendous altruism occurred in the city-state of Singapore late last week when dozens of strangers from different countries all came together in an attempt to help a man pinned beneath a tractor trailer.
Much of the incident was caught on video by someone in a nearby office building who later posted it on Facebook. The short clip attracted hundreds of thousands of views and an outpouring of support for those random unnamed pedestrians in Singapore.
Two men died and five other people, including two children, from two families were injured after they were electrocuted by an electrified fence set up by a local resident to keep out deer and other wild animals from hydrangeas in Nishi-Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Sunday.
No matter what your job is, it’s important to be skilled with the tools of your particular trade. That’s especially true if those tools happen to be firearms, which is why being part of Japan’s police or Self-Defense Forces means you’re in for a lot of time on the firing range.
It seems at least one member of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force needs a little more practice, though, since one of his shots missed the target he was aiming for and hit a civilian home instead.