Tag - air



A Korean Air passenger jet takes off from Incheon International Airport.
Oct 9, 2023
South Korean airlines to boost number of flights to Japanese cities
According to an estimate by the Japan National Tourism Organization, 569,100 South Koreans visited Japan in August, up about 20 times from a year before.
Masashi Yamaguchi teaches at the cram school he runs in Nara in August.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 8, 2023
Man who lost father in downing of Korean passenger jet recalls struggle
Four decades later, he still feels the weight of gratitude for his now-deceased mother, who had to raise him and his sisters alone.
A U.S. military MQ-9 Reaper unmanned reconnaissance drone at a Maritime Self-Defense Force air base in Kanoya, Kagoshima Prefecture, in November last year
Oct 6, 2023
U.S. spy drones may be relocated from Kagoshima to Okinawa
The move is part of efforts to strengthen surveillance around the Nansei island chain.
The famous Nike swoosh and Air Jordan logo on an Air Jordan 1, called "Notorious" and released from 1984-85, during a preview for "The Rise of the Sneaker Culture" exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum in New York in 2015.
BUSINESS / Markets
Sep 28, 2023
Air Jordan resale prices tumble, casting shadow over Nike
Sneaker styles that once sold on StockX for $100 or more above Nike's list price are now selling for a premium of less than $10.
A rendering of Interstellar Technologies' rocket, Zero, expected to be fueled by liquefied biomethane produced by Air Water
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 18, 2023
Cow waste to be transformed into rocket fuel for space startup
Air Water said it would begin conducting trials in the fall, with the fuel to be loaded on a rocket created by startup firm Interstellar Technologies.
Police officers keep guard at a checkpoint near the site of the crash of a private jet linked to Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin in the Tver region, Russia, on Aug. 24.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 30, 2023
Russia will not probe Prigozhin crash under international rules
Prigozhin, two top lieutenants of his Wagner Group and four bodyguards were among 10 people who died when the Embraer Legacy 600 crashed north of Moscow.
A woman takes a blood test to check concentrations of PFAS chemicals in February in the city of Fuchu, Tokyo.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 28, 2023
'Forever chemicals' from U.S. base in Tokyo fueling residents' fears
Other parts of Japan hosting U.S. bases have also detected high PFAS concentrations at rivers and other water sources, prompting a demand for inspections.
Three MV-22B tilt-rotor Ospreys fly in formation above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Sydney in June 2017. A U.S. Marine Osprey crashed on a remote island north of Australia's mainland while taking part in military exercises on Sunday.
Aug 28, 2023
Three U.S. Marines die in Osprey crash during Australia drills
Australian personnel were not involved in the crash that occurred during Exercise Predator's Run 2023.
A woman lays flowers at a makeshift memorial for Yevgeny Prigozhin in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 27, 2023
Russia says genetic tests confirm Wagner chief Prigozhin died in plane crash
The private jet crashed two months to the day after Prigozhin led an abortive mutiny against the Russian Army's top brass.
A man prays at a memorial for the victims of a deadly 1985 Japan Airlines crash in the village of Ueno, Gunma Prefecture, on Saturday.
Aug 12, 2023
Victims mourned on 38th anniversary of 1985 Japan Airlines crash
The crash killed 520 passengers and crew in the world's deadliest single-aircraft accident.
Japan Times
Jun 27, 2023
Competition growing over sales of energy-saving goods in Japan
Many consumers are buying new air conditioners to replace old ones as the hot and humid season gets underway.
Japan Times
Jun 18, 2023
Memorial service held for victims of April GSDF chopper crash
The Ground Self-Defense Force is investigating the cause of the accident by analyzing the salvaged wreckage and the helicopter's flight data recorders.
Japan Times
Jun 15, 2023
U.S. Air Force gives all-clear after apparent bomb threat at Yokota base
Base personnel had been ordered to evacuate the base’s 374th Airlift Wing headquarters, a residential tower and other buildings at around 10:20 a.m.
Japan Times
Jun 10, 2023
Passenger planes make contact on taxiway at Tokyo's Haneda Airport
The incident involving Thai Airways and a Eva Airways planes led to the temporary closure of one of its four runways.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2023
Fighter jets chase small plane in Washington area before it crashes in Virginia
The fighter jets prompted a sonic boom over the U.S. capital in an attempt to pursue with the errant Cessna Citation, causing consternation among people in the Washington area.
Japan Times
May 28, 2023
Japan slowly wakes up to health risks of PFAS ‘forever chemicals’
Residents in western Tokyo have been testing themselves to measure their exposure, with results showing levels of the chemicals that could bring long-term health risks.
Japan Times
May 28, 2023
Air France flight turns back to Osaka after malfunction
An Air France KLM SA passenger plane flying from Osaka to French capital Paris turned back on Sunday after weather radar and speed meters malfunctioned.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 25, 2023
U.S. Navy probing crew of Japan-based aircraft carrier over drug allegations
Officials say they are cooperating with authorities in Japan as they investigate several crew members of the USS Ronald Reagan suspected of involvement in drug use and trafficking.
Japan Times
May 24, 2023
'Unusual' level of aircraft maintenance seen in North Korea
North Korea has effectively sealed its borders since early 2020 as part of its drive to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, with all flights cancelled.
Japan Times
May 17, 2023
A billion new air conditioners will save lives but cook the planet
Demand for air conditioners is surging in markets where both incomes and temperatures are rising, such as India, China, Indonesia and the Philippines.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals