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Posted in: Transcripts of fatal aircraft collision reveal coast guard plane not cleared for take-off See in context

Cards fanToday  10:24 am JST

The JCG was based out of Haneda according to Japanese news.

JohnToday  10:59 am JST

JCG is based out of Haneda. The monorail goes right by their base.

Thank you.

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Posted in: Transcripts of fatal aircraft collision reveal coast guard plane not cleared for take-off See in context

I think that "Steve Goldun" makes an extremely valid point which may, or indeed may not, have some relevance. JCG aircraft are not familiar with Haneda which is a very large airport (one of the busiest in the world) and are possibly not used to communicating in English at their own bases. Perhaps someone who actually does know can verify?

Steve GoldunToday  09:00 am JST

The JAL pilot almost certainly had lots of experience with the airport, the particular runways and air traffic control and have to guess that the Coast Guad pilot didn’t. Maybe had no experience with Haneda and/or little experience with commercial airports at all.

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Posted in: Man arrested after assaulting father with sake bottle See in context

His father must have a skull of steel!

A lot depends on whether the bottle was a 300ml or 2 litre size.

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Posted in: Fire destroys JAL plane after collision with coast guard aircraft at Haneda; 5 dead See in context

JapantimeJan. 2  11:21 pm JST

Hopefully everyone was able to get all their carry-on luggage off. That’s a fear of most people on flights.

Ridiculous comment, rather obvious trolling.

Everyone knows via the pre-flight instructions from the cabin crew that carry-on luggage MUST be left behind in case of an emergency evacuation.

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Posted in: Fire destroys JAL plane after collision with coast guard aircraft at Haneda; 5 dead See in context

While the above is important, it’s not unreasonable for people to want answers and know who or what was at fault for the loss of the crew’s life and endangerment of 379 passengers.

As always when facts are few, experts are many and the only experience of most of these "experts" is watching reruns of Mayday on TV. Of course people want answers, that goes without saying, we all know that there will be a full investigation and that the results will be published in time. Rather than tarnishing the reputations of those involved without knowing any facts best not to speculate whilst being ignorant of the facts.

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Posted in: Fire destroys JAL plane after collision with coast guard aircraft at Haneda; 5 dead See in context

deanzaZZRToday  08:23 pm JST

From the video shared by sakurasuki it looks like the JAL plane was already on fire while taxiing ........

Read the article again.

"I felt a boom like we had hit something and jerked upward the moment we landed," a passenger on the JAL flight told Kyodo news agency. 

On which runway did the accident happen? 34L is currently landing 'planes.

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Posted in: N Korean leader Kim says military should 'thoroughly annihilate' U.S., S Korea if provoked See in context

Kim is in fantasy land, and is as dangerous and unstable as ever.

Yes, he is deranged and the problem is that he believes in what he says and, having spent so much time and money developing his nuclear weapons, he wants to see them fly and can't / won't comprehend the consequences.

The NK government needs to be decapitated and soon before it's too late.

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Posted in: Body found in suitcase identified as that of 46-year-old man See in context

Man in a Suitcase; that takes me back a bit. (1960s TV series for those youngsters among you.)

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Posted in: Walk this way See in context

If he had moved his bag to his right arm he could have made a better job of that.

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Posted in: Trump says he didn't know his immigration rhetoric echoes Hitler See in context

Most surprising given his expensive education and German heritage.

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Posted in: Takashimaya unable to solve mystery of Christmas cake damage See in context

.....cakes that arrived completely collapsed or with strawberries sliding off half-melted whipped cream.

However......

.......both firms said temperature management of the products was appropriate

Somebody is telling porkies.

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Posted in: Over 15 mil cars recalled worldwide due to Denso fuel pump glitch See in context

@ Desert Tortoise

Yes, thanks for that. I had actually researched it for myself and was trying to illustrate just how much JT shortchanges its readers by having so much detail lacking in their stories.

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Posted in: 'Parasite' actor Lee found dead amid drug allegations: Yonhap See in context

police questioned him three times, with one session running 19 hours

That is outrageous. If this is his story

The actor had said he was tricked into taking drugs by a bar hostess trying to blackmail him

then whatever can the cops find to talk about for 19 hours short of forcing a confession of some kind. Was a lawyer present during this 19 hour marathon questioning? The whole thing stinks.

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Posted in: Over 15 mil cars recalled worldwide due to Denso fuel pump glitch See in context

15 million cars being recalled so, do they intend to repair or replace their fuel pumps or just check them? There is no way that 15 million new fuel pumps are available to replace the existing ones. Tremendous lack of detail in this story; exactly what is the problem with the pumps?

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Posted in: Japan’s Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular People holds anti-Christmas protest in Tokyo See in context

I was going to join but my wife wouldn't let me go.

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Posted in: Man held after woman fatally stabbed at karaoke parlor; another woman's body found in bathtub at his apartment See in context

Futaro GamagoriToday  05:23 pm JST

Only in Japan

No, the "Only in Japan" part of the story is this;

a man called 110 at around 11:20 a.m. and said he had killed someone

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Posted in: Takashimaya apologizes after 900 customers complain over ruined Christmas cakes See in context

Tim SullivanToday  10:43 am JST

Yet another example of Japan's decline.

That is a rather frivolous and quite ridiculous claim.

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Posted in: Takashimaya apologizes after 900 customers complain over ruined Christmas cakes See in context

People who ordered these need to take some responsibility and should have accepted beforehand that the thing could arrive in a heap of mush.

From the article -

and delivered frozen.

If properly transported and handled they should stay intact and not arrive in a "heap of mush". Someone made a mistake in transportation and/or storage.

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Posted in: Detainee dies after being found unconscious in cell in Saitama Prefecture See in context

deanzaZZRToday  09:29 am JST

Let me guess, a doctor did not do a health check on this detainee? Things like this are borderline third world level stuff. Do better Japan.

From the article which you may not have read:

Police said the man complained of feeling unwell on the night of Dec 19. He was taken to hospital but judged well enough to be returned to the police station.

Police said he was given medication for a chronic illness but did not provide further details.

Who do think gave him medication for a chronic illness? Father Christmas?

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Posted in: Hong Kong unionist jailed for taking sister's phone, laptop before search See in context

It is well past the time that the rest of the world says enough is enough to China and stops all imports and exports to them, a total embargo on all goods and travel in and out. Yes, of course it will hurt some people and some companies but you can't make an omelette without breaking some eggs and China has to be taught a lesson. Many may say that it is unworkable but China has to be damaged financially in a big way so as to get their attention, either rejoin the human race or be excluded.

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Posted in: Japanese women fall prey to host clubs See in context

It's the same the whole world over,

It's the poor what gets the blame, While the rich gets all the pleasure, Ain't that a ************ shame.

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Posted in: 2 Canadians face charges over smuggling of record stimulant amount at Haneda See in context

For their stupidity in thinking they could get away with it, they deserve everything they get. I am sure they are now being asked nicely to reveal who they were going to pass the stuff onto as 31kg is rather a lot for personal use. They are going to be here for a while, well past the expiry date of their tourist visas expire and then they become overstayers with a capital "O".

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Posted in: Bullet train operator turns to onboard tech to ramp up safety checks See in context

Disco BiscuitToday  03:47 pm JST

So up until now a person standing next to the driver on the safety train traveling at 250 klms per hour was doing the safety scan?

Did you actually read the article? If so then get someone to explain it to you as you obviously don't understand the content.

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Posted in: Bullet train operator turns to onboard tech to ramp up safety checks See in context

That means Japan is the only high-speed rail network without a fatality caused by a crash.

Pity that you couldn't have done the tiny amount of research needed to find that out before starting your Japan-bashing above.

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Posted in: Scores of street scouts still trolling in search of recruits for sex businesses See in context

And Tokyo's finest continue to ignore this and concentrate on stopping people for walking, riding and driving whilst being foreign.

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Posted in: This year, bears have been appearing more in the villages precisely because of the very bad harvest of acorns from the beech, the bears’ favorite tree. See in context

because of the very bad harvest of acorns from the beech,

I thought acorns were the seeds of oak trees and beechnuts the seeds of beech trees?

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Posted in: Character for tax (税) picked as kanji of 2023 See in context

This country can be very strange sometimes.

In Kyoto, chief Buddhist priest Seihan Mori of Kiyomizu temple

drew the character with a big smile on his face as his organisation doesn't pay any tax on its collections.

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Posted in: KDDI mobile phone network hit by 3-hour outage across Japan See in context

Your opinion is base on what exactly?

Experience.

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Posted in: Man arrested for beating girlfriend’s son, rupturing his eardrum See in context

An assault causing actual bodily harm would get him two years inside in many places.

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