Japan Bans Boeing 737 Max Flights

Japan bans Boeing 737 Max flights

Japan has temporarily banned all flights of Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the country's airspace.

Japan's decision on Thursday came after the US Federal Aviation Administration ordered the temporary grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft, in response to a fatal crash on Sunday of Ethiopian Airlines' 737 Max 8.

Japan Bans 2 Airbus Helicopters

Japan bans 2 Airbus helicoptersJapan's transport ministry has banned 2 models of Airbus helicopters that crashed in April in Norway.
The ministry on Friday issued a directive to the Japan Coast Guard and other agencies, instructing them to ground all EC225 LP and AS332 L2 helicopters.

Japan Follows Us And Bans Certain Takata Components

Japan follows US and bans certain Takata componentsJapan's transport ministry will follow the decision by the US Department of Transportation in November and will phase in a ban on Takata airbag inflators with ammonium nitrate propellant. The agency won't allow any vehicle currently under development to use the components. Existing models can't have the parts without a moisture-absorbing desiccant on the driver's side by 2017 and passenger's side by 2018, according to Bloomberg.

Japan Bans Selfie Sticks At 1,195 Railway Stations For Safety Concerns

Japan bans selfie sticks at 1,195 railway stations for safety concernsSelfie sticks are quite the rage in Japan. Given that travel makes the most memorable events, it is a given that railway stations seem to be swarming with selfie sticks. Now, it’s one thing to enjoy a populous that loves shooting itself and dancing to the tunes of technology, but when you’re as practical as Japan, the real implications of your actions are what take the cake.

Kishida: Travel Bans To Be Decided Case-by-case

Kishida: travel bans to be decided case-by-caseForeign Minister Fumio Kishida says overseas travel bans for Japanese nationals will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
Foreign Ministry officials confiscated the passport of a freelance photographer in his 50s over the weekend, after finding out the man was planning to travel to Syria.