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Japanese style solution, bow.

https://japannews.yomiuri.co.jp/society/general-news/20240527-188542/

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It may look or sound scary , but this is normal and actually a good sign. Regulators doing their job and making operators accountable is sign of a properly run industry.

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Agreed with puregaijin above. We could only wish that say, the nuclear watchdog agency took their jobs this seriously.

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puregaijinToday  10:25 am JST

It may look or sound scary , but this is normal and actually a good sign. Regulators doing their job and making operators accountable is sign of a properly run industry.

This is not normal for a national airline. There are serious safety issues with JAL that most other national airlines do not face.

Some of the major issues that have led to scrutiny of JAL's safety record include:

Alcohol violations - There have been multiple instances of JAL pilots failing alcohol tests before flights or being caught drinking within the legally prohibited pre-flight period. This led to flights being delayed or cancelled.

Maintenance lapses - In 2019, it was revealed that JAL had failed to perform required safety inspections on its Boeing 777 fleet for up to several years, prompting regulatory investigations.

Ministry warning - In 2020, Japan's transport ministry issued a rare public warning to JAL over the continued safety violations, demanding the airline take comprehensive corrective measures.

Recent runway incident - In January 2023, a JAL flight aborted takeoff on a runway in Tokyo after the pilots received incorrect guidance from air traffic control, nearly causing a collision.

Pilot work culture concerns - Some experts have raised questions about JAL's pilot training, reporting systems, and work culture potentially contributing to the safety lapses.

JAL has faced public criticism and scrutiny because as Japan's national flag carrier airline, it is expected to uphold the highest safety standards. The repeated incidents have tarnished its reputation and raised doubts about management's commitment to rigorous safety compliance throughout the organization.

JAL has stated it takes the concerns seriously and has implemented new safety management systems, but the scrutiny reflects ongoing skepticism about whether sufficient systemic changes have been made to prevent further lapses.

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This is not normal for a national airline.

correct. Any event out of the ordinary from a near miss to a minor incident to a major accident are all not normal events and therefore investigations are mandated depending on the severity of incident.

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> METATTOKYOToday  11:40 am JST

puregaijinToday  10:25 am JST

It may look or sound scary , but this is normal and actually a good sign. Regulators doing their job and making operators accountable is sign of a properly run industry.

This is not normal for a national airline. There are serious safety issues with JAL that most other national airlines do not face.

Some of the major issues that have led to scrutiny of JAL's safety record include:

Alcohol violations - There have been multiple instances of JAL pilots failing alcohol tests before flights or being caught drinking within the legally prohibited pre-flight period. This led to flights being delayed or cancelled.

Maintenance lapses - In 2019, it was revealed that JAL had failed to perform required safety inspections on its Boeing 777 fleet for up to several years, prompting regulatory investigations.

Ministry warning - In 2020, Japan's transport ministry issued a rare public warning to JAL over the continued safety violations, demanding the airline take comprehensive corrective measures.

Recent runway incident - In January 2023, a JAL flight aborted takeoff on a runway in Tokyo after the pilots received incorrect guidance from air traffic control, nearly causing a collision.

Pilot work culture concerns - Some experts have raised questions about JAL's pilot training, reporting systems, and work culture potentially contributing to the safety lapses.

JAL has faced public criticism and scrutiny because as Japan's national flag carrier airline, it is expected to uphold the highest safety standards. The repeated incidents have tarnished its reputation and raised doubts about management's commitment to rigorous safety compliance throughout the organization.

JAL has stated it takes the concerns seriously and has implemented new safety management systems, but the scrutiny reflects ongoing skepticism about whether sufficient systemic changes have been made to prevent further lapses.

Thank you. Good to see someone taking the effort to add relevant information to the story.

I'm not sure why there are so many downvotes.

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I think we're seeing Haneda at breaking point. The Government has allowed for increased flights, and without expansion at the Airport to handle it - exemplified recently by the fatal collision between the coast guard aircraft and an incoming passenger plane. Now we have planes being so closely parked together than the slightest mistake leads to wingtip clipping.

Nowadays in Central Tokyo, you've only got to look up at the flights coming into Haneda to see two at a time, flying low and close. I would not be surprised that a truly serious accident occurs - with many fatalities both in the air and on the Ground.

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