Jan 19, 2016

Ric O'Barry, opponent of Japanese dolphin hunt, detained at Narita

Ric O’Barry, a prominent advocate for ending the dolphin hunt in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, was detained Tuesday by immigration authorities at Narita International Airport. O’Barry, who was featured prominently in the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” about the Taiji hunt, was barred entry when immigration ...

Oct 29, 2015

Narita Airport operator files claim over cyberattack

Narita International Airport Corp. has filed a claim with police about a suspected cyberattack that made access to its official website difficult, officials of the airport operator said Thursday. The Chiba Prefectural Police Department accepted the claim on Oct. 22 over the alleged fraudulent ...

Japanese head abroad as Bon exodus begins

Aug 8, 2015

Japanese head abroad as Bon exodus begins

Tens of thousands of vacationers flew abroad from airports in the Tokyo and Osaka areas as Japan’s summer exodus began Saturday. The number of international travelers passing through Narita airport is expected to total 871,500 during the 10 days of the Bon holiday season ...

Eel imports peak as Day of the Ox arrives

Jul 23, 2015

Eel imports peak as Day of the Ox arrives

Imports of eels are peaking ahead of Friday’s midsummer Day of the Ox, when many Japanese partake in grilled eel, a nutritious dish that is popularly believed to help stave off summer fatigue. Trading company Marukatsu, which specializes in eel and is located near ...

Narita airport to get SIM card vending machines

Jul 17, 2015

Narita airport to get SIM card vending machines

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Japan’s main gateway, Narita International Airport, is set to get SIM card vending machines targeting an increasing number of inbound tourists starting next Friday, NTT Communications Corp. said. The cards, aptly named Prepaid SIM for Japan, can be purchased along with smartphones, mobile routers ...

Chinese duty-free shopping sprees leading to flight delays at Narita

Jul 16, 2015

Chinese duty-free shopping sprees leading to flight delays at Narita

Chinese travelers going on duty-free buying frenzies at Narita International Airport are gumming up the works by causing delays to China-bound flights. But the disruptions, while a headache for airline operations, are also a bonanza as Chinese travelers’ deep pockets are helping to boost ...

Jul 16, 2015

Narita arrival from Guinea tests negative for Ebola

A man in his 30s who was hospitalized with a fever after returning to Japan from Guinea has tested negative for Ebola, the health ministry said Thursday. The man arrived Wednesday night at Narita International Airport after spending three months in the West African ...

Jul 13, 2015

Gun-carrying ex-Bangkok police chief won't face indictment

Prosecutors do not plan to indict a former Thai police official who was arrested at Narita International Airport last month on suspicion of bringing a loaded handgun into the country, sources said Monday. Comronwit Toopgrajank, 60, identified by the Thai Embassy in Tokyo as ...