Keikyu Corp. said the case came to light after a female passenger told the company by email that the driver appeared to be dozing on the train.
According to Keikyu, the driver briefly slept while operating the limited express on the main line between Keikyu Kawasaki and Kanazawa-bunko stations, on Sept 24.
The driver admitted to falling asleep on duty, saying he felt sleepy several times while running the train on the section for 23 minutes.
A 31-year-old male driver briefly fell asleep at the controls of a commuter train traveling at 120 kilometers per hour in the Tokyo metropolitan area in September, the railway operator said Tuesday. (Japan Today)
Tokyo police have arrested a 52-year-old company employee for driving through a busy pedestrian crossing near Shibuya Station last week. (NHK)
Wholesale prices for popular frozen bigeye tuna, widely seen in supermarkets and “kaitenzushi” conveyor-belt sushi restaurants in Japan, are surging amid poor catches and international fishing regulation. (Jiji)
A little-known milky paradise awaits those who know where to look at this busy station in the capital. (rocketnews24.com)
Toyota has closed its factory in Australia, ending more than half a century of the company’s auto-making in the country. (NHK)
Police have arrested two men on suspicion of stealing baseballs from a high school baseball club in Saitama Prefecture. The suspects, who were arrested on Monday, were former baseball teammates in junior high school, Fuji TV reported. (Japan Today)
Police in Chofu, Tokyo, said Tuesday that part of a human skull was discovered on the premises of Jindai-ji temple last week. (Japan Today)
Nissan Motor says it will recall about 1.2 million vehicles that hadn’t received pre-shipment inspections by qualified workers at all domestic plants. (NHK)
The stunning natural phenomenon looks more like an otherworldly dragon as it’s filmed slowly retreating up to the sky. (rocketnews24.com)
A wild boar created havoc in a peaceful residential area in Nagasaki Prefecture on Sunday, terrifying a man in a wheelchair, biting two pensioners and smashing into both a motorbike and a car, police said. (Japan Times)