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A Japan Airlines aircraft flies over a factory in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, on Tuesday.

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Nice photo. I thought it was some terrible accident or something.

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Good picture with bad taste.

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If i had some connection with JAL i wouldn't be happy with this photo

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Woah! That scared the crap out of me!

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I hope it's nothing prophetic. I saw the pic and thought we had yet another airline accident.

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Nice going!!! Almost scared the pants off of me, jeeez.

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as always, the heat is being applied to JAL

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bad taste,and looks fake.

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yeah Im not a big fan of this pic either.

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terrible picture! whats the point of selecting same kind of picture (same jal, same angle, same plant) every year?

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A double whammy for air pollution!

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I thought I had seen a photograph very similar to this before, perhaps even here on JapanToday.

However, I googled 'JAL factory' and easily found the article I saw before with a photo that is almost a copy of this one.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/japan/100120/jal-wtf

That must be the same smokestack and just a different model aircraft flying by. The photo is even from the same source: Reuters. The photographer probably took many photos that day for Reuters.

Moderator: The photo was taken on Tuesday.

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It reminds me of September 11th bad taste for photographer and JT. 9 years after 9/11/2001 I still feel uneasy when I take a plane flight. It will be always on my mind when I arrive at the airport, plane takeoff and landing and departing the airport.

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Bad taste JT !!!! Totally bad !!!!

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This picture is mean, really.

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I don't see anything wrong with the photo. It certainly doesn't imply a plane crash to me. And whiskeysour, if you are trying to link it to 9/11, then your post is in bad taste.

The photographer probably waited for a while until he could get that shot. Maybe it is meant to symbolize all the troubles that JAL has right now.

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I think it's sensitive to some group those who have bad experience with air crash. Good symbolic picture but surely bad taste. The credit goes to Reuters.

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An airplane and a chimney with fire people. Dont exagerate.

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Great photo very artistic....

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smartacus - show this picture during this month to one of the family members from 9/11 or in a new york newspaper and see how much excitement will you get.

Obiviously this picture is used for shock value and to arouse comments.

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Yea yea, JAL going up in flames, pretty clumsy if you ask me.

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oh whiskeysour.... get off it.... there were many many terrorist attacks before 911 involving planes, and the US has shot down civilian airliners... you are the recipient of mindless US media...

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Woah. For a minute there I thought we had another Challenger on our hands.

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nice one. taking JAL for a flight in a couple of weeks, too...

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Is this one of those planes with 'T-backs'?

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Pretty cool photo.

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i think its a very cool photo. some peaople take themselves and things to seriously lol

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If you are shocked, emotionally distressed or spurred to think (and then post a comment on an internet news website) about a photograph (art) such as this one and its potential meaning(s) then it has ‘fulfilled’ one of the intents of the photographer or artist.

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Definitely got a double-take from me.

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i thought it was blowing up.

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Ilustrates air pollution very well, all that crap we're buring into the atmosphere.

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While the photography is good the selection of this picture is somewhat tactless. They could have selected a picture that has an actual factory smokestack in the foreground. Yes, that isn't a factory smokestack. It's a part of an oil refinery used to burn gases left over from the refining process. Why they don't collect the gas and use it is unknown to me. Maybe because it has low calorific value therefore doesn't burn as well as current fuels.

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at a moment i thought it was another 9/11....

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If i had some connection with JAL i wouldn't be happy

You should have stopped there.

Whiskeysour - you shouldnt have even started.

Nice photo.

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A poor quality photo and not in particularly good taste.

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Put me in the poor taste camp.

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Looks like the Japan Airlines aircraft is being all burnt up. I am glad that it is not true.

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A little bit inconsiderate IMO

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Poor taste.

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If Reuters published this picture, either they are baka and can't see the obvious or its an attempt to discredit JAL. I think the latter because these medias have tons of fact checkers and image checkers before they do anything. Nothing gets published without lots of review. In my opinion the editors know what they did and JAL should nto stand for it.

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Pictorial representation of what they're doing to 30% of their employees:

"Firing" them ... ;-)

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