Dec 23, 2014

Narita passengers since 1978 opening top 900 million

The cumulative number of passengers at Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture topped 900 million Monday, 36 years and seven months after the airport’s opening. Amid severe protests, the airport started operations with only one runway in May 1978. But the passenger figure grew ...

Dec 23, 2014

Haneda users exceeded 70 million in 2014

The annual number of travelers using Tokyo International Airport at Haneda has exceeded 70 million for the first time, the operator of the airport said Monday. A ceremony to mark the achievement was held at the airport the same day. The annual number of ...

Dec 23, 2014

A Japan first: Annual foreign visitors surpass 13 million

The number of foreign visitors to Japan this year has exceeded 13 million for the first time ever, the transport and tourism ministry said Monday. The number has shot up nearly 30 percent from the year-before level chiefly thanks to the yen’s weakening against ...