Tomoko Otake

Tomoko Otake is a staff writer and editor with a strong interest in health, medical and social issues. She is an author of A Matter of Health, a new weekly series on the latest health research, technology and policy issues in Japan. A native of Nara Prefecture, she obtained an M.A. in journalism from The University of Montana.

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JAL and ANA say overbooking violence would never happen in Japan

Apr 12, 2017

JAL and ANA say overbooking violence would never happen in Japan

The violent video of a passenger being forcibly removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight on Sunday has gone viral around the world, including in Japan, sparking outcry and concern that a similar incident could happen here. But Japanese airline officials on Wednesday dismissed ...