Tag - japan-coast-guard



A Japan Coast Guard vessel sails near one of the disputed East China Sea islands that Japan calls the Senkakus and China calls Diaoyu, in August 2013.
Apr 28, 2024
China confronts Japanese politicians visiting near disputed East China Sea islets
The Japanese group, including former Defense Minister Tomomi Inada, was on an inspection mission organized by the city of Ishigaki, in Okinawa Prefecture.
Naha Airport is among 16 airports and ports named as facilities that will be available for use by the Self-Defense Forces and the Japan Coast Guard.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 28, 2024
Japan plans to upgrade 16 air- and seaports for possible defense use
The facilities are envisaged to be used as hubs for dealing with ballistic missile launches and terrorist attacks against ships.
Police investigators and firefighters examine a burnt-out Japan Coast Guard aircraft on a runway at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Jan. 3, the day after its deadly collision with a Japan Airlines jetliner.
Jan 11, 2024
Japan runway incursion measures not shared suitably with coast guard
In a Jan. 2 collision between a coast guard aircraft and a Japan Airlines jetliner, experts have pointed out the possibility that the former mistakenly entered the runway.
Wreckage from a Japan Airlines jetliner that collided with a Japan Coast Guard aircraft at Tokyo's Haneda Airport in a hangar on Jan. 7
Jan 10, 2024
JAL to preserve part of aircraft from Haneda Airport collision
If the airline goes ahead with the move, it is likely to keep only a selected portion of the remains of its aircraft due to the extensive damage suffered.
A Japan Airlines aircraft taxis past the wreckage of the company's passenger jet that collided with a Japan Coast Guard plane on Jan. 2, at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Friday.
Jan 9, 2024
Japan unveils new safety measures following Haneda Airport collision
The plan includes changes to how orders should be sent out from the control tower.
A Japan Airlines plane takes off from the reopened Runway C at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Monday.
Jan 8, 2024
Runway at Tokyo's Haneda reopens after JAL jetliner collision
The runway was reopened after the removal of the wreckage of the Japan Airlines passenger jet and the completion of repairs.
Smoke rises from the wreckage of a Japan Airlines passenger jet that collided Jan. 2 with a Japan Coast Guard plane at Haneda Airport in Tokyo.
Jan 7, 2024
Stop lights out of service at time of Haneda airport collision
The Haneda Airport's C runway has been closed since the accident. It will be reopened Monday, Japan's transport ministry said.
A photo supplied by a passenger shows passengers evacuating as a Japan Airlines aircraft burns on a runway at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Tuesday.
Jan 5, 2024
Crew's quick decisions behind safe escape from burning JAL plane
With only three of the eight exits usable, cabin crew had to carry out a rapid evacuation.
Officials work on Tuesday near what appears to be the wreckage of a Japan Coast Guard aircraft that collided with a Japan Airlines plane at Haneda Airport.
Jan 5, 2024
Coast Guard plane stopped on runway for 40 seconds before collision
The coast guard aircraft proceeded onto the runway although it did not gain permission from an air traffic controller, sources said.
Authorities examine the burned wreckage of a Japan Airlines passenger plane at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Thursday.
Jan 4, 2024
Details emerge about moments before deadly Haneda Airport collision
Key questions remain unanswered as transcript sheds light on communications between control tower and the two jets involved in the accident.
The burned wreckage of a Japan Airlines passenger plane lies on the tarmac at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Wednesday. AFP-JIJI
Jan 4, 2024
One of aviation’s biggest challenges played out on a Tokyo runway
Authorities across the globe are aware of the need to prevent runway incursions — lessons from the Haneda crash may bring us a step closer to eliminating them.
A man looks out at the burnt wreckage of a Japan Airlines passenger plane on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 4, 2024
Japan Airlines estimates loss of about $105 million from collision
The loss of the aircraft will be covered by insurance, the company said, adding it was assessing the impact on its fiscal 2023 earnings forecast.
Officials examine the burned wreckage of a Japan Airlines passenger plane on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Jan 3, 2024
A collision, a jet on fire and a 'miracle' evacuation in Tokyo
Passengers and aviation experts are crediting the disciplined response of both staff and travelers for what’s being called a miracle evacuation.
An aerial view shows the burnt Japan Airlines Airbus A350 plane after a collision with a Japan Coast Guard aircraft at Haneda Airport in Tokyo
Jan 3, 2024
Japan Coast Guard plane not cleared for takeoff before collision: transcripts
Transcripts of traffic control instructions released by authorities appeared to show the Japan Airlines passenger plane had been given permission to land.
A Japan Airlines plane burning at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Tuesday evening
Jan 2, 2024
Five dead after Japan Airlines jet collides with coast guard plane at Haneda Airport
All 379 people on board the JAL plane exited safely but five of the six people on the coast guard plane died, with the captain sustaining serious injuries.
Japan Coast Guard Commandant Shohei Ishii (on screen) makes a speech at the opening ceremony of the Coast Guard Global Summit in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 31, 2023
Coast guard leaders from over 100 nations gather at Tokyo summit
The two-day talks from Tuesday are set to focus on building a framework for international cooperation in maritime security.
Japan Times
Jun 23, 2023
MSDF and coast guard hold joint drill under defense minister control scenario
Under the Self-Defense Forces Law, the defense minister can take control of the nonmilitary coast guard in case of a contingency.
Japan Times
Jun 19, 2023
Seven missing divers safe off Okinawa after coast guard rescue
At around 11:50 a.m., a diving boat instructor reported that seven divers were missing on the north side of a coral reef.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Women at Work
May 9, 2023
Breaking ground for women in Japan's bureaucracy
Yasuko Gotoh braved the attitudes and aggressions of Japan's government ministries early in her career before thriving in later roles and in the private sector.
Japan Times
Apr 29, 2023
In updated ocean policy, Japan slams Chinese and Russian military presence
Japan said in its new five-year ocean policy approved by the Cabinet on Friday that its 'national interests are under greater threat than ever.'


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