Post 524 – Remembering The Victims of the JL123 Plane Crash

This is blog post number 524. For many I suspect that there is no particular significance of this number. But like 123 and 520, I will always associate it with JL123, Japan’s and the aviation world’s Titanic, which has been one of my research areas since 2007. 524 is the official number of crew and…

Interview for Swedish magazine about the JL123 isho and “Brända Brev”

I was recently interviewed by Monika Israelsson for the Swedish magazine Aftonbladet Söndag about Dan T. Sehlberg’s book Brända Brev (The Burnt Letter Society) and the JL123 isho and their continued significance. The article is available online – albeit behind a paywall – see https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/e8bG1R/breven-fran-flygkrascherna For more information about my research about JL123, see this…

Post 123

This is blog post number 123. For many I suspect that there is no particular significance of this number. 123. Or 1, 2, 3. But for me, I will always associate it with JL123, Japan’s and the aviation world’s Titanic, which has been one of my research areas since 2007. I have already done a…

The significance of the isho (last messages) on JL123

I’ve recently moved my website. Whilst many things have changed, one thing has remained the same. Consistently one of the most popular pages (on many days, the most popular) is the one that contains my translations of the isho (last messages) written on JL123 (JAL 123). I have written in my book Dealing with Disaster…

The JL123 Isho

Update: I am currently conducting a survey about people’s interest in and impressions of the isho. Please could you help with my research by going to the following page when you have finished reading the post below.  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZVPLJB3.  One of the most well known aspects of JL123 are the isho (‘last notes’, ‘last memo’, ‘will’, or ‘final…