Dealing with Disaster in Japan: Flight JL123 Crash By Dr. Christopher P. Hoodster
28 October 2011, London
Just as the sinking of the Titanic is embedded in the public consciousness in the English- speaking world, so the crash of JAL flight JL123 is part of the Japanese collective memory. The 1985 crash involved the largest loss of life for any single air crash in the world. 520 people, many of whom had been returning to their ancestral home for the Obon religious festival, were killed; there were only four survivors.
Dr. Christopher P. Hood is a Reader in Japanese Studies at Cardiff University, UK. His publications include: Shinkansen: From Bullet Train to Symbol of Modern Japan, Japanese Education Reform: Nakasone’s Legacy and (as editor) the four-volume Politics of Modern Japan (all published by Routledge).
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