How to keep cruise ships from sinking
By Tom TaitThe cruise ship industry is struggling.
In the past five years, more than 70 cruise ships have lost their lives.
And this week, the government of Japan is considering the idea of regulating cruise ships.
On Tuesday, the cabinet approved legislation to regulate cruise ships, and on Wednesday, the Cabinet also approved legislation that would create a panel to investigate cruise ship safety.
Both bills passed the lower house on Wednesday.
Cruise ship deaths and injuries are rising.
In 2015, there were 2,744 deaths on Japan’s 7,000-plus vessels.
There are an estimated 5.5 million people living in Japan who work in cruise ships and shipyards.
Last year, a cruise ship accident killed more than 100 people and injured more than 500.
“I think that this will be a wake-up call to Japan, which has been complacent for a long time,” said Dr. Takahiro Yamada, the president of the Japan Maritime Safety Agency.
The cruise industry has long relied on Japan to maintain a steady flow of passengers.
But in recent years, Japan has been increasingly concerned about the industry’s safety.
The industry’s main source of revenue, cruise ships take in more than $1.6 billion a year in taxes.
And because of the industrywide shortage of crew members, the industry has seen a steady decline in the number of accidents.
Last October, for instance, more cruise ship accidents occurred in Japan than any other country, with just under 300.
The industry is grappling with what to do with the increasing number of deaths.
Many cruise ship owners are trying to turn the shipyards into disaster-response centers, where they can quickly provide help for the industry.
But in recent months, the cruise industry in Japan has become increasingly worried about the increasing numbers of cruise ship deaths.
Last month, the Japanese government proposed a rule that would ban new cruise ships that carry more than five passengers from entering the country.
But the industry says that the proposal is not necessary.
A Japanese official said that there is already a moratorium on new ships entering Japan.
But that doesn’t mean the industry is backing down.
The Japanese government has said that it will not make any changes to the regulations for cruise ships until it can see a plan to regulate the industry, said Toshio Shimomura, the minister of maritime affairs.
Last month, a government survey found that cruise ship operators are the most vulnerable to accidents.
About 10 percent of cruise ships lost their life because of accidents last year, according to data from the ministry of the interior.
But that is only the tip of the iceberg.
Many of the shipowners in the cruise ship fleet have been in the industry for decades, and many of them are also elderly.
And they all need to get better at managing their shipyards, which are currently struggling with a shortage of workers.
Japan is currently considering regulating the cruise ships industry, and some members of the Japanese parliament have said they want to make the industry more competitive.
If the country follows through on its new proposal, it will become the first country in the world to regulate a maritime activity that is so heavily regulated.