A pedestrian was killed when a car driven by 78-year-old Tatsuhiro Ishikawa, who oversaw corruption and bribery investigations for the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office for two years from 1989, went through a roadside barrier before finally coming to a halt inside a shop. Photo: Nobuhiro SatoA pedestrian was killed when a car driven by 78-year-old Tatsuhiro Ishikawa, who oversaw corruption and bribery investigations for the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office for two years from 1989, went through a roadside barrier before finally coming to a halt inside a shop. Photo: Nobuhiro Sato
A pedestrian was killed when a car driven by 78-year-old Tatsuhiro Ishikawa, who oversaw corruption and bribery investigations for the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office for two years from 1989, went through a roadside barrier before finally coming to a halt inside a shop. Photo: Nobuhiro Sato

In Japan, dealing with the ones who are too old to drive

One high-profile roadway fatality indicates the growing need for a new law that tests whether those older than 75 have the cognitive functions to be safe drivers

Topic |   Japan
A pedestrian was killed when a car driven by 78-year-old Tatsuhiro Ishikawa, who oversaw corruption and bribery investigations for the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office for two years from 1989, went through a roadside barrier before finally coming to a halt inside a shop. Photo: Nobuhiro SatoA pedestrian was killed when a car driven by 78-year-old Tatsuhiro Ishikawa, who oversaw corruption and bribery investigations for the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office for two years from 1989, went through a roadside barrier before finally coming to a halt inside a shop. Photo: Nobuhiro Sato
A pedestrian was killed when a car driven by 78-year-old Tatsuhiro Ishikawa, who oversaw corruption and bribery investigations for the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office for two years from 1989, went through a roadside barrier before finally coming to a halt inside a shop. Photo: Nobuhiro Sato
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