Apr 1, 2015

Narita airport to open more passport control counters at busy times

Narita International Airport plans to double the number of passport control counters handling arriving passengers at Terminal 2 in busy hours starting Wednesday, an airport source said. The terminal has been alternating between its two immigration control sections following a sharp drop in foreign ...

Feb 20, 2015

Denmark unveils anti-terror plan to track travelers abroad

Denmark on Thursday unveiled a €130 million ($150 million) plan to combat terror at home and abroad, after two people were shot dead in attacks in Copenhagen. The plan, mooted before the weekend shootings, will enable the intelligence services to better monitor Danes traveling ...

Narita airport to open first capsule hotel

Jul 19, 2014

Narita airport to open first capsule hotel

A capsule hotel catering to those who take early morning flights is scheduled to open Sunday in a parking garage adjacent to Narita International Airport’s Terminal 2. The hotel, called nine hours, offers overnight stays starting from ¥3,900 in sleeping pods about a meter ...

Golden Week holidays start; exodus slower than usual

Apr 26, 2014

Golden Week holidays start; exodus slower than usual

Major airports, railway stations and expressways across the country were packed with holiday travelers Saturday as the Golden Week holiday season started. But the crowds were smaller than usual because this year’s holiday period is split into two long weekends, with the heaviest congestion ...