The recent Boeing Dreamliner’s overheating battery problem is claimed to be another one Aki Higashihara’s ‘curses’ found in her popular “death” blog.
This so-called curse talk is a photo of a toy Japan Airlines plane posted by Higashihara on December 14th.” Almost a month later, Japan Airlines grounded its whole fleet of 787 Dreamliners after a string of a string of mechanical and other problems. One day later, the FAA ordered all American Dreamliners grounded too.
Anyway, this notorious Japanese model-cum-blogger Aki Higashihara is said to be a jinx.
Here is a list of her “curses”:
2000: Higashihara was an advertising model for the Sega Dreamcast. This console lost out to Sony PlayStation 2.
2004: Athens Olympics, Judoka Kosei Inoue, her boyfriend then, suffered a major upset against Elco van der Geest of the Netherlands.
2005 to 2007: she was the model for the loan firm Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan, which filed bankruptcy soon afterwards.
2007: She was a host of horse-racing news program, whichever horse she predicts as the winner would lose, even the most popular race horses. That was when she was dubbed as “Favorite Killer”.
2008: Beijing Olympics in China, those athletes mentioned by Higashihara on her blog were found to have performed poorly. Her spouse Judoka Kousei Inoue, once the captain of Japan’s national team, was rejected from the national team for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Japanese folks labeled her as “Sageman”. An unflattering name describing a woman who has the undesirable characteristic of absorbing others’ good luck’.
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, King of Pop Michael Jackson passed away and the tour was canceled.
2010: After Higashihara wrote about eating ginko nuts during a visit to a shrine in Kamakura. Two month later, the 800-year-old sacred ginkgo tree in the shrine went into ruin.
2011: Higashihara asked her blog readers to conserve electricity as the result of the earthquake, the Fukusima Daiichi nuclear plant catastrophe happened.