- Takachiho Amaterasu Railway, a train company operating in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan, started using biodiesel fuel created from used tempura cooking oil and discarded lard from ramen soup to power its open-air sightseeing train on Aug. 1.
- The railway tested the fuel for its open-air sightseeing train in mid-June using a ratio of 9:1 used tempura oil and lard extracted from ramen broth and refined with chemicals.
- Although the price is similar to that of diesel, the company noted that it has not had problems with black smoke coming from its train or the strong smell of exhaust gas that is commonly present in diesel-run engines.
- The ramen broth biofuel was first used by Nishida Shoun, a trucking company based in Shingu in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture.
A Japanese company started using biodiesel fuel created from used tempura cooking oil and discarded lard from ramen soup to power its open-air sightseeing train last month.
Takachiho Amaterasu Railway Co., a train company operating in Takachiho, a town in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan started using the fuel developed by transportation company Nishida Shoun on Aug. 1.
- An anonymous septuagenarian sent 10,000 New Taiwan dollars (approximately $334) and a letter to Taiwan’s Gangshan train station to make up for the train fares they purportedly evaded 60 years ago as a student.
- Addressed to Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) official Hsu Chu-ping, the mail arrived from the city of Kaohsiung’s Gangshan District on Tuesday.
- The anonymous septuagenarian requested that the money be delivered to the TRA and signed the letter as “Someone who had done wrong.”
Taiwan’s Gangshan train station received 10,000 New Taiwan dollars (approximately $334) and a letter on Tuesday from a septuagenarian who wished to pay for the train fares they purportedly evaded 60 years ago.
According to Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) official Hsu Chu-ping, the mail arrived from the city of Kaohsiung’s Gangshan District, and no other details about the sender were revealed, CNA reported.
- Leonard Hong and his friend from Korea were speaking Korean on the Western train line to Swanson when an “old white guy” set off on a racist tirade in Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday.
- “It’s ridiculous that in a wonderful multicultural city like Auckland that some old white guy comes up to me and calls me a ‘dog eater’ and mock me. Utterly disgraceful,” Hong tweeted.
- The man was forced to apologize by the train manager, who stopped the train to confront him.
- Hong commended the train manager and the other passengers on board who supported him and his friend.
A man reportedly went on a 10-minute-long “racist tirade” after hearing two men speaking Korean while on a train in Auckland, New Zealand.
Leonard Hong and his friend, who was visiting from Korea, were on their way to visit the Sky Tower when a man allegedly targeted Hong on the Western train line to Swanson on Sunday.
Deceased train driver in Japan awarded 45 cents after his pay was deducted for 1-minute delay in 2020
- A court in Japan ordered the West Japan Railway Co. on Tuesday to pay 45 cents to a train driver who died earlier this year.
- The company deducted the money from the driver’s pay in 2020 after he caused a one-minute delay while waiting for an empty train at the wrong platform.
- In his ruling, judge Hisanori Okuno stated that if an employee spends their work time correcting a mistake related to a task, the company must still pay them for services rendered.
- The train driver, who was in his 50s, died from an illness earlier this year.
A court in Japan posthumously returned 45 cents to a train driver after deducting the money from his payroll because he caused a one-minute delay in 2020.
The Okayama District Court ordered the West Japan Railway Co. on Tuesday to pay the train driver, who demanded 2.2 million yen (approximately $17,065) compensation for emotional distress in March 2021.
- Simon Martial, 61, allegedly shoved Michelle Alyssa Go, 40, in front of an oncoming subway train in New York City on Saturday.
- A second woman told police that Martial initially approached her, and she believed he would push her onto the tracks.
- Martial has been arrested 10 times since 1998.
A man accused of pushing an Asian woman in front of an oncoming subway train in New York City has a criminal history dating back to 1998, police told reporters.
The fatal attack, which authorities deemed “unprovoked,” occurred at Times Square-42nd Street subway station at around 9:40 a.m. on Saturday.
- A video of a woman unleashing a racist tirade against and spitting on an Asian public transit rider in Toronto has gained attention after being posted to Twitter on Wednesday.
- In the clip shared by Stop Asian Hate Canada, which is slightly under a minute and 30 seconds long, the woman screams racial slurs and tells the man to “get off the f*cking train.”
- The man retaliates against the verbal onslaught, yelling back, “I can defend myself!”
Stop Asian Hate Canada shared a video of a woman screaming racial slurs at an Asian passenger on a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) train.
The video, which runs for a minute and 25 seconds, starts with the woman in close proximity to the Asian man as she confronts him while he leans against the doors of the train. “Get off the f*cking train!” she yells. “I said f*ck you!” the man yells back. “I can defend myself!”
A Japanese train driver took his employer, West Japan Railway Company (JR West), to court after it docked 56 yen (49 cents) from his July paycheck because of a two-minute delay that occurred during his shift the month before.
What happened: The driver, whose name was not revealed by Japanese media, was waiting for the empty train that he was supposed to drive to Okayama Station depot on the morning of June 18, according to Yomiuri Shimbun via SoraNews24.
A Japanese man dressed in a Joker costume was arrested for injuring 17 people during a knife and fire attack at a Tokyo train station on Halloween.
About the attack: The incident occurred near Kokuryo station in Tokyo’s western suburbs at around 8 p.m. on Sunday, according to BBC. The suspect, identified as Kyota Hattori, 24, was seen wearing a purple suit and green shirt similar to that of Batman villain the Joker.
New York police are searching for a man accused of beating an Asian woman with a cane at a subway station in Manhattan last month.
What happened: The 23-year-old woman was on her way to an internship at a hospital when she came across the unidentified assailant, who struck her with his walking cane.
Commuters and a quick-thinking subway operator saved an Asian man from certain death after he was thrown onto train tracks in Queens in New York on Monday morning.
The incident: Local authorities are looking for the suspect who pushed the 36-year-old victim onto the southbound tracks at the 21st-Queensbridge Station at around 7:45 a.m. just as an F train was arriving, reported NBC Bay Area.
A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with several hate-motivated assaults on Asian victims at subway stations in Canada.
Anti-Asian hate: Joseph O’Sullivan Martinez was arrested on Wednesday for three anti-Asian assaults that took place at different subway stations around Toronto between April 9 and April 11, Global News reported.
An Asian woman was harassed on a New York City subway train before being helped by a homeless man on Thursday.