Nov 11, 2016

Immigration snafu allows wanted suspect to leave Japan via Kansai airport

A non-Japanese suspect on a wanted list departed Japan from Kansai International Airport in late September due to an immigration control officer’s failure to recognize the wanted information, the Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau said Thursday. Police usually report information about suspects under an arrest ...

Sep 23, 2016

Kansai Airport shops to accept China's Alipay service

Kansai International Airport, the main international gateway to the Kansai region, will start accepting China’s Alipay payment service at almost all of its shops in late October, operator Kansai Airports said Friday. The widely accepted smartphone payment platform in China was made available at ...

32 Kansai airport workers contract measles

Sep 5, 2016

32 Kansai airport workers contract measles

Measles is spreading fast among workers at Kansai International Airport, with 32 airport workers in their 20s and 30s found to have contracted the viral disease since mid-August, officials said. In addition to the 32, three other medical workers who dealt with measles patients ...

Apr 19, 2016

Kansai airport deploys hawks, beagles to deter nesting birds

Kansai International Airport has adopted nature’s laws in its efforts to reduce bird strikes on planes, enlisting birds of prey as well as hunting dogs to deter migratory birds from nesting on islands surrounding the airport. The move appears to be paying off, as ...

Nov 24, 2015

Can privatization turn KIA around?

The sale of the rights to run Kansai International Airport to a private consortium could serve as a role model for other money-losing public-infrastructure operations if efficiency and profitability improves.

Aug 19, 2015

Osaka's Kansai airport marks busiest month ever in July

Kansai International Airport, the main international gateway for the Osaka metropolitan region, handled 2.05 million passengers in July, marking a record high for any month since its 1994 opening, according to preliminary data released by the airport operator. An expansion of routes linking Kansai ...