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Japan Transport Safety Board (JTSB)

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Japan Transport Safety Board (Japan)

Description

The Japan Transport Safety Board (JTSB) was established in October 2008 under Article 3 of the National Government Organisation Act. It is an independent professional investigation agency formed by the merger of the Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation Commission (ARAIC) and the Japan Marine Accident Inquiry Agency (JMAIA), which investigated marine accidents. The agency’s purpose is to conduct scientific investigation into the causes of aviation, railway, and marine accidents or incidents from impartial and neutral standpoint so as to contribute to prevent the occurrence of accidents and mitigate the damage by them. A “Victims and their Families Liaison Office" was established by the Board in April 2012

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Further Reading

For further information, visit the JTSB Website