Episode 29: JAL collision

Listen to your flight attendants in times of emergencies!

Kyodo News reporters -- Yamaguchi-san, Toma and Tominaga-san -- talk about a collision between a Japan Airlines jetliner and a coast guard plane at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Jan. 2. Tominaga-san, who was in the newsroom at the time, recalls how the event unfolded, while the three also discuss how foreign media reported the incident.

Article mentioned in the podcast:

JAL jet collides with coast guard plane at Tokyo airport, 5 dead

Kyodo News presents a bilingual podcast for English learners about the ins and outs of news writing and how to translate tricky Japanese phrases into English. Have fun listening to journalists discuss recent articles as they occasionally go off on unrelated tangents.

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File photo shows a Japan Airlines aircraft on fire after it collided with a Japan Coast Guard plane on a Haneda airport runway in Tokyo on Jan. 2, 2024. (Kyodo)