Arama They Didn't

7:04 pm - 01/17/2013

Cursed Japanese Model Thought to Be Responsible for Boeing 787 Troubles

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When Japanese TV personality and model Aki Higashihara blogs, bad things happen.

Higashihara’s blog has been dubbed ”Death Blog” by the Japanese internet, a reference to Death Note, a popular manga about a supernatural notebook that possess the power to kill whoever’s name is written in it. Similar to the fictional “Death Note”, internet legend has it that whatever Higashihara writes about in her “Death Blog” is destined to meet an unfortunate fate.

For example, in 2010, Higashihara blogged about her visit to a famous shrine in Kamakura, mentioning: “I wanted to eat ginko nuts!” Two months later, a 1000-year-old sacred ginko tree located in the shrine was completely uprooted and severely damaged.

In 2012, she wrote a post about the hardships of raising children, saying: “My kids were fast asleep at 8:30 tonight. This is completely unrelated, but it makes me feel a little better when I think that even pandas neglect their kids.” The next day, the first baby giant panda to be born in Japan in 24 years was found dead — at 8:30 am.

Still not convinced? On January 16, 2013, All Nippon Airways (ANA) grounded 17 of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes for inspection after one had to make an emergency landing due to smoke suddenly appearing in the cockpit. Japan Airlines similarly grounded their Dreamliner fleet following the incident.



You’ll never guess what Aki Higashihara blogged about last month.







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“My son loves planes. Trains, planes, the Shinkansen bullet train — he’s really into vehicles!”

Aki Higashihara, Dec 14, 2012



Yup. Roughly one month after Higashihara updates her blog with a photo of her son’s favorite model plane — a Boeing 787 — Japan is forced to ground its entire Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet.

But that’s not all. On January 7, only a few weeks after the blog post, a battery overheated and started a fire in a 787 operated by Japan Airlines (JAL); the next day a second JAL 787 experienced a fuel leak and its flight was cancelled; on January 11, yet another 787 was found to have a fuel leak, along with a crack in the cockpit window.

The nail in the coffin came earlier today when the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will also be grounded in the United States until they could be proven safe to fly (source).

Can we get a doctor in here to call it? Anyone?

We know that some of you will call this mere coincidence; that a single Japanese woman couldn’t possibly possess this kind of power. Take one more good look at the photo above. Notice how one of the wings on the model is attached upside down? That’s certainly no condition for a plane to fly in…




Here’s a list of some of the other known casualties caused by Aki Higashihara and her Death Blog (via Know Your Meme)

In 2003, she began dating Japan’s star Judoka Kosei Inoue. At the 2004 Athens Olympics, Inuoe suffered a major upset against Elco van der Geest of the Netherlands and didn’t place, despite the media predictions that he will win the gold medal.

From 2005 to 2007, she worked as an advertising model for the loan firm Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan, which filed bankruptcy soon afterwards. Its parent company, Citibank, also became involved in the 2008 U.S. subprime mortgage crisis.

In 2007, she began appearing on horse racing show titled “Super Keiba.” During her gig as a caster, her predictions for the winning horse were unfulfilled in 21 consecutive races and 38 races in total. The show, which ran for over two decades prior to Higashihara joining the cast, was cancelled three months later.

In 2007, Higahshihara appeared on a panel session for Toshiba’s HD-DVD technology at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies. In the following year, Toshiba abandoned the format.

In 2008, she stated that she’ll marry the Japanese Judo star Inoue at the Imperial Hotel; Following their wedding ceremony, a fire broke out at the hotel.

In early 2008, Higashihara made a public appearance at a McDonalds restaurant. The next day, parasites were found in the burgers.

In 2008, Higashihara moved to the United Kingdom with her husband Kosei Inoue. That year, Queen Elizabeth II lost 37 million pounds in personal wealth.

In March 2009, she responded to Michael Jackson’s announcement of the live concert tour by saying that “it will come true” on her blog. Three months later, Michael Jackson passed away and the tour was canceled.

In August 2009, Higashihara attended a fireworks event in commemoration of Japanese Self-Defense Force and blogged about it. Two months later, a Japanese Navy warship collided with a South Korean commercial vessel and a minesweeper collided with a fishing boat on the following day.

In December 2009, Higashihara posted a photo of her new iPhone in a blog post, which apparently led to concerns from other netizens who worried that her endorsement of the product would bring bad luck for Apple.

In January 2011, Higashihara mentioned “earthquakes” in a blog post. Exactly two months later, Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami disaster struck the nation.

In September 2011, she wrote about her recent purchase of a Sony digital camera in a blog post. One month later, Sony’s digital camera factories in Thailand were shut down due to a flood.





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lourher 17th-Jan-2013 11:26 am (UTC)
"In January 2011, Higashihara mentioned “earthquakes” in a blog post. Exactly two months later, Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami disaster struck the nation."

Those people need to stop.
ceecile 17th-Jan-2013 11:39 am (UTC)
I read your comment before I'd finished the post and I thought you were being sarcastic but nope, it's a direct quote lmao
rainbow_yarn 17th-Jan-2013 02:14 pm (UTC)
was about to say this
eevaleena 17th-Jan-2013 11:43 am (UTC)
HAAAA?

Sorry but to say, how can people believe this stuff and blamed her for everything? *facepalm*
cc9095 17th-Jan-2013 11:51 am (UTC)
This article is... amazing in many ways. I don't know if I should cry or laugh.

Edited at 2013-01-17 11:51 am (UTC)
pdat 17th-Jan-2013 03:39 pm (UTC)
same..i dont know if i should laugh or cry..*why not both?*..poor woman..
katzsong 17th-Jan-2013 11:54 am (UTC)
Expect something happens to the Shinkansen trains and all the other vehicles, 'coz Lawd have mercy, she mentioned them all in her blog a month ago! Run and walk all your life, Japanese people/netizens! She has put a curse on EVERY SINGLE VEHICLE! *GULP*



heh >.>
*sarcastic mode on*

Edited at 2013-01-17 11:57 am (UTC)
mjaytona 18th-Jan-2013 02:26 am (UTC)
+100000
I really love your comment there! LOL!!!
citrine047 17th-Jan-2013 11:55 am (UTC)
ridiculous
inachan89 17th-Jan-2013 11:57 am (UTC)
Leave that poor woman alone,seriously
aku_rin 17th-Jan-2013 12:07 pm (UTC)
This kind of articles really upset me because not only they are defamatory, but easily spread, and can bring only misfortune.
Here it has happened that famous people stopped receiving job offers because deemed to "bring bad luck". It has happened that because of all the defamation, they got to suicide.

Not funny Arama, not funny at all.
ayaelf92 17th-Jan-2013 12:11 pm (UTC)
#reaching
nemuyoake 17th-Jan-2013 12:13 pm (UTC)
*future article about her blog*

''In 2012, she wrote that her son wanted to be the first man on Mars and see aliens. In 2925, the first contact with aliens occured and the most part of the Human race was annihilated.''

Death Blog, oh yeaahhh...

Edited at 2013-01-17 12:14 pm (UTC)
jeugd1 17th-Jan-2013 12:30 pm (UTC)
OMG I remember her, she's been posted here before

poor thing
royu_kiyo 17th-Jan-2013 12:44 pm (UTC)
Laughing at the people who take her blog as serious as a fortune teller.
OT but she's cute.
myaqumarine 17th-Jan-2013 01:13 pm (UTC)
this is just stupid =="

this poor woman just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and received a wrong job commercial LOL
michi_chelle 17th-Jan-2013 01:31 pm (UTC)
I think what makes this looks like not coincidence because u find some of her writing that related to accident or bad things. I'm sure she has written another else right? Was it related to bad things or accident? If all of her writing related to accident or bad things, it may be not a coincidence anymore.
dramaticsurgeon 17th-Jan-2013 01:43 pm (UTC)
Following their train of logic, the Apple empire should have collapsed by now in a spectacularly dramatic yet unlikely series of events.

This is funny to us, but I feel bad for her. There are plenty of superstitious folks out there, and many of them work in corporations. If enough of these naive businesspeople think she'll "curse" their product/company, it could affect her career.
rainbow_yarn 17th-Jan-2013 02:17 pm (UTC)
People in show business are naturally superstitious as well, so that doesn't really help her case.
haruno21 17th-Jan-2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
OMG >__<u poor girl! ppl keep forcing this too much
rabu_parade 17th-Jan-2013 03:12 pm (UTC)
STOP BULLYING THE POOR WOMAN
bear100 17th-Jan-2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
is she aware that ppl blame her for these things?
rabu_parade 17th-Jan-2013 03:26 pm (UTC)
I'm sure she is.
kaname_vk 17th-Jan-2013 04:00 pm (UTC)
Arama, keeping me entertained in the wee early morning hours of the day.
dioraddictxx 17th-Jan-2013 04:02 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised they didn't link her mention of apple to Steve Jobs death in 2011.
karavanuemura 17th-Jan-2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
A+
daydreamar 17th-Jan-2013 04:03 pm (UTC)
the poor girl strikes again omg
shueisha 17th-Jan-2013 04:56 pm (UTC)
Reaching much?
___varying 17th-Jan-2013 04:58 pm (UTC)
>< Goodness. Give her a break, people.
minakuu 17th-Jan-2013 05:00 pm (UTC)
what is this post lol
sibylblack 17th-Jan-2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
Are we back to the Middle Ages?
love_keiko 17th-Jan-2013 07:18 pm (UTC)
absurd.

shit goes wrong? blame the nearest vagina.
mazzewsaurusrex 17th-Jan-2013 07:42 pm (UTC)
idonteven
royu_kiyo 18th-Jan-2013 02:08 am (UTC)
Off topic but I love your icon. One of my fave eeveelutions.
ryrymini 17th-Jan-2013 08:04 pm (UTC)
literally one of my favorite posts ever
vicinity_love 18th-Jan-2013 01:48 am (UTC)
the poor woman getting blamed for everything sheeesh D:
sweetimpact1 18th-Jan-2013 08:21 am (UTC)
We all should just stop blogging, then all the problems in the world will be solved and we'll have world peace, obviously when something bad in the world happens a blogger is responsible for it RIGHT?

Stupid people EVERYWHERE

Edited at 2013-01-18 08:22 am (UTC)
chubbyichigo 18th-Jan-2013 11:57 am (UTC)
buh! (゜。゜)
ayumwu 18th-Jan-2013 03:27 pm (UTC)
why are we being so srs about this? her blog's still up so clearly she's still in the business...the japanese like taking irony as funny/humourous/interesting etc etc so we should just laugh about how coincidental it all is and see if anything in the future correlates...as a joke.

clearly her family's still alive and she's blogged about them lots...
arara_chan 18th-Jan-2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
Oh my... poor woman...
animecook 19th-Jan-2013 08:02 am (UTC)
These are all really sad COINCIDENCES but maybe she should stop blogging before the drama queens of the internet start to insult her online. It would be bad if it escalated to something beyond just calling her jinx, poor woman.
stole_away 23rd-Jan-2013 08:03 am (UTC)
lol she should stop blogging haha
booboobooboo99 23rd-Jan-2013 10:25 am (UTC)
2002 - 2009, I live in Brisbane. January 2011, some suburbs I used to live near, flood.
August 2009, I moved to Emerald. December 2010, the entire town floods; worst flood in over 100 years.
2011, I stay with some friends for 3 months. December 2012, they have to move house because the owner is selling.
2013, I send my friend a package, addressed slightly incorrectly. Her post office withholds it for nearly 3 weeks because of the mistake.
2013, I meet a cute boy and develop a crush. A month later, one of the shops he works at closes down. The very shop where we met! Dun dun duuuuuun~~!
2013, I move into a new house in a new suburb. A week later, my housewarming party totally fails and I kick my toe on the kitchen chair. D':

NO GUISE IT'S TRUE, I'M CURSED TOO. Run far far away!!

Edited at 2013-01-23 10:28 am (UTC)
queenadanyr (-.-)'''24th-Jan-2013 01:54 pm (UTC)
ridiculous.
natachan60 29th-Jan-2013 09:48 pm (UTC)
Is something like this real?
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