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    First anniversary of Amagasaki disaster

    The Amagasaki train derailment was exactly one year ago today.

    The representative of the families, Naho Asano (33), whose mother and aunt both died in the accident, was in tears as she appealed to JR West: “There’s nothing more important than people’s lives. I want it etched in the consciousness of JR West that it’s people’s lives that it’s conveying.

    A recent survey suggests a better etching tool is needed.

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