Photographing Planes at Sendai Airport

In the next of my series of posts about photographing planes, I will be focussing on Sendai Airport (仙台空港), which I visited in 2015 so I could hold a research interview there. I have already written a post about 3/11 and discussed what happened at Sendai Airport in it, so this post won’t dwell on…

Contents Tourism – USS Missouri, ‘the Mighty Mo’

In the next of my posts on contents tourism (if you don’t know what contents tourism is, please see my post about Tanigawa and Ichi-no-kurasawa), I would like to write about my visit to the USS Missouri, known as ‘the Might Mo’ in 2011. As I wrote in my ‘postcard’ on the International Journal of…

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics: A Chance to get it Right

On 24 March 2020 it was announced that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed. It’s a decision that has been a long time coming amid the new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. With the event being postponed to be held no later than 2021, there’s a chance to have them held at a much more sensible…

3/11, Airports and Airlines

I wasn’t in Japan on 11 March 2011. The ‘triple disaster’ of ‘3/11’ came as I was completing my book Dealing with Disaster in Japan, and I made a couple of late amendments to include reference to the disaster, but that book’s main focus was the 1985 flight JL123 crash. Many asked me whether I…