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Police searching for missing JR Hokkaido president

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Police in Sapporo are searching for the president of Hokkaido Railway Co (JR Hokkaido) who has been missing since Monday morning. NHK reported Monday night that Naotoshi Nakajima had left suicide notes in his apartment.

Nakajima has been under intense pressure since a JR Hokkaido train derailed and caught fire in a tunnel in May. More than 35 passengers suffered injuries. In July, the transport ministry ordered JR Hokkaido to improve its safety procedures.

According to NHK, Nakajima's car was found abandoned on a street in Sapporo.

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very sad, suicide count goes up by one.

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As horrible and sad as it is to choose suicide as the ultimately resort....

But to choose suicide over working harder to improve safety for the sake of future passengers is beyond me...

am I the only one who thinks like this..? (-_-)

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Man up dood..he is no doubt hanging up in a mountain by now. Poor bugger.I imagine he may have already had depression or stress before the incident. Look at Shimizu! He has had the largest part in destroying the lives of thousands and still gets a 500 MILLION yen golden handshake and nenkin payments. Scale of the feeling of social resonsibility so different.

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As horrible and sad as it is to choose suicide as the ultimately resort....

But to choose suicide over working harder to improve safety for the sake of future passengers is beyond me...

am I the only one who thinks like this..? (-_-)

Obviously, no because there is not a single good reason as to having to choose that over the well being of anyfuture passengers is completely irresponsible and incomprehensible on all levels. That being said, I think that there should be a severe re-evaluation on what is really important, and I hope that they make the right choice.

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He could have been abducted by NK and the note was to throw people off.

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he could of gone vegas

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Hope its not suicide. cuz if its suicide then i wont care. Suicide is the supreme act of a coward or selfish person or both. And for those that do it thinking they are escaping something, how do you know that you wont go to a hell where you will repeatedly relive the same situation that you are trying to escape. Anyway hope they find the guy ALIVE and he needs to get to work.

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Safety first and if that doesnt work then bugger it i'll go top myself was the mantra at JR.

He could not deal with the responsibilty he was getting paid huge amounts for and so took the easy route.

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FAIL! ADMITTED fail! Hopefully he actually succeeded at what he claimed to have done and not just escaped into seclusion.

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Classy post Nonanon, real classy...hope nobody you know ends up like this.

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