Japan Inc. tiptoes onto LGBT bandwagon

Jul 28, 2016

Japan Inc. tiptoes onto LGBT bandwagon


Businesses are increasingly showing support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as Japan comes to acknowledge LGBT needs and concerns. Companies are sponsoring parades, gatherings and other events that aim to draw attention to LGBT people and the issues they face. Japan Airlines ...

Jun 2, 2016

JAL ditches plan for Haneda-New York flights this fall

ork Japan Airlines Co. has abandoned plans to begin flights between Haneda airport and New York this fall, sources said Wednesday. The move came as the transport ministry plans to apply rules limiting the opening of new routes by JAL, which was rehabilitated from ...

Apr 28, 2016

Surge in foreign visitors boosts profits of ANA, JAL in fiscal 2015

Robust demand from foreign travelers to Japan boosted profits of the country’s two major airlines in fiscal 2015, according to their earnings reports released Thursday. ANA Holdings Inc. reported a record group net profit of ¥78.17 billion ($723 million) for the year through March ...

JAL starts trial run for humanoid robot guide at Haneda airport

Feb 9, 2016

JAL starts trial run for humanoid robot guide at Haneda airport

Japan Airlines Co. started trials of a humanoid robot guide at Haneda airport on Tuesday. The machine offers information about flight schedules and the weather at flight destinations. The white, 60-centimeter-tall robot, made by a French company, will stand in Terminal 1 from Tuesday ...

Feb 2, 2016

JAL named world's most punctual airline for fifth time

Japan Airlines has been recognized as the world’s most punctual major international airline, in a rating by U.S. flight data services firm FlightStats. JAL achieved a on-time arrival rate of 89.44 percent in FlightStats’ seventh annual survey, a lead of 0.47 point over second-ranked ...

Oct 29, 2015

ANA sees profits soar on high tourist demand

All Nippon Airways said Wednesday that its six-month net profit soared 51 percent on a jump in inbound tourism that boosted its international business. Falling oil prices also helped the carrier’s finances. The airline got a lift from both the expansion of landing slots ...