Skymark pilots to be monitored following litany of complaints
News On Japan via Japan Today -- Jun 07
The Tokyo metropolitan government's consumer affairs center said Wednesday that it has sent an official letter of complaint to the operators of Skymark, a low-cost airline headquartered at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, after many passengers mistakenly came to the center to make complaints that should have been directed at the company itself.
The letter of reprimand comes after news that the transport ministry will require Skymark pilots and cabin attendants to undergo onboard observation to ensure they are properly trained, TBS reported.
Skymark has been the subject of a series of security scares and complaints this year. In February, a flight arriving at Miyako Airport in Okinawa made its approach below the legal minimum altitude. In April, a flight landed at Ibaraki Airport without permission. By early May, Skymark had reportedly been involved in six safety violations, a transport ministry official was quoted as saying, TBS reported.
China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters )
Shukan Post (May 24) conveys the difficulties experienced by other parts of the adult-entertainment biz in servicing customers from the communist nation.
A deri heru (“delivery health”) call-girl tells the tabloid that she is often requested to arrive at major hotels in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro entertainment areas of Tokyo by Chinese visitors. (Tokyo Reporter)
Police on Friday said that a real estate company employee was stabbed by an unknown assailant in the lobby of an office building near JR Akihabara station. The man is currently in a serious condition in hospital. (Japan Today )