Japan Transport Safety Board
The Japan Transport Safety Board (運輸安全委員会 Un'yu Anzen Iinkai, JTSB) is Japan's authority for establishing transportation safety. It is a division of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). It is housed in the 2nd Building of the Central Common Government Office (中央合同庁舎第2号館) in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
The agency formed on October 1, 2008 as a merger between the Japan Marine Accident Inquiry Agency (JMAIA) and the Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation Commission (ARAIC).
In March 2012, the JTSB adopted a logo. The sphere represents the desire to carry out investigations of accidents and to maintain independence and fairness. The lines around the sphere represent the air, land, and sea. The blue-green color of the sphere represents safety.
Air accident investigations
- Japan Airlines Flight 123
- China Airlines Flight 120
- FedEx Express Flight 80
- Asiana Airlines Flight 162
- Korean Air Flight 2708
- "Ministry Access by Public Transportation." (Archive) Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Retrieved on April 6, 2009. "Address: 2nd Bldg. of the Central Common Government Office, 2-1-2, Kasumigaseski [sic], Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8926, Japan"
- "Home." (English) Japan Transport Safety Board. Retrieved on April 27, 2013. "2-1-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (100-8918)" Japanese address: "〒100-8918 東京都千代田区霞が関2-1-2"
- "Establishment of the JTSB." (Archive) Japan Transport Safety Board. Retrieved on March 24, 2009.
- "Logo." (Archive) Japan Transport Safety Board. Retrieved on April 27, 2013.