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  • JAL jet briefly in takeoff thrust on Singapore taxiway before controllers acted; crew grounded

    japantimes.co.jp 28 Jul '15, 11pm

    A Japan Airlines aircraft nearly tried to take off from a taxiway at Singapore’s Changi Airport on July 12 as pilots mistakenly thought the Boeing 767 jet was on a runway, an act that could have led to a crash with other planes, JAL said Tuesday. The aircraft, JAL flight 38 bound for ...

  • Halilhodzic warns Japan not to fall into Singapore ‘trap’

    Halilhodzic warns Japan not to fall into Singapore 'trap'

    japantimes.co.jp 15 Jun '15, 1pm

    SAITAMA – Japan manager Vahid Halilhodzic has warned his team not to take Singapore lightly in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier — or face the prospect of being embarrassed like France at the weekend. France was beaten 1-0 by Albania in a friendly on Saturday, a team the Euro 2016 hosts h...

  • Japan held to scoreless draw by 154th-ranked Singapore

    held to scoreless draw by 154th-ranked Singapore

    japantimes.co.jp 16 Jun '15, 1pm

    SAITAMA – Japan got its 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign off to an embarrassing start after being held to a 0-0 home draw by Singapore on Tuesday. A crowd of 57,533 arrived at Saitama Stadium expecting to see Japan, which is bidding to claim a place at a sixth straight World Cup, br...

  • Lee urges Japan to come clean on WWII atrocities

    japantimes.co.jp 30 May '15, 7am

    SINGAPORE – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged Japan to admit to its misdeeds from World War II so it can play a more active role in the region. “Japan needs to acknowledge past wrongs, and Japanese public opinion needs to be more forthright in rejecting the more outra...

  • World Cup heroics earn Singapore stopper Izwan J. League trial

    World Cup heroics earn Singapore stopper Izwan J. League trial

    japantimes.co.jp 24 Jun '15, 5am

    Singapore – Singaporean goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud has been offered a trial by J. League side Matsumoto Yamaga after he foiled four-time Asian champion Japan with a dominating display in Saitama last week. The 24-year-old made 18 saves as minnow Singapore held the Samurai Blue to a surpr...

  • Lee urges Japan to come clean on WWII atrocities

    japantimes.co.jp 31 May '15, 2am

    SINGAPORE – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged Japan to admit to its misdeeds from World War II so it can play a more active role in the region. “Japan needs to acknowledge past wrongs, and Japanese public opinion needs to be more forthright in rejecting the more outra...

  • Japan takes booing on chin after Singapore stalemate

    takes booing on chin after Singapore stalemate

    japantimes.co.jp 17 Jun '15, 3am

    SAITAMA – Keisuke Honda believes fans were right to boo him and his Japan teammates after Tuesday’s shock World Cup qualifying 0-0 draw with Singapore, and insists he would have had no complaints had they voiced their displeasure louder. Japan got its bid to reach a sixth straight Wor...

  • takes booing on chin after Singapore stalemate

    japantimes.co.jp 17 Jun '15, 3am

    SAITAMA – Keisuke Honda believes fans were right to boo him and his Japan teammates after Tuesday’s shock World Cup qualifying 0-0 draw with Singapore, and insists he would have had no complaints had they voiced their displeasure louder. Japan got its bid to reach a sixth straight Wor...

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