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.© Japan Today