Aug 28, 2014

More stores open in Haneda airport's international terminal

Tokyo’s Haneda airport opened more shops Thursday in an expanded retail zone in its international terminal. The new area on the fourth and fifth floors accommodates a grilled-eel shop, a bakery and four other food outlets as well as mobile phone shops. The shops ...

Aug 26, 2014

Wi-Fi connections at three Japanese airports allow snooping of email

Users of free wireless Internet connections at Narita, Kansai and Kobe airports are vulnerable to electronic eavesdropping of their email and Web browsing, according to a study by an information and communications specialist released Tuesday. Such risks can be prevented by encrypting Wi-Fi connections, ...

Narita hotels tap into new demand from early morning travelers

Aug 11, 2014

Narita hotels tap into new demand from early morning travelers

Hotels near Narita International Airport are seeing new business opportunities amid the increase in early morning flights operated by low-cost carriers. Three LCCs — Jetstar, Vanilla Air and Spring Airlines — operate their first flights of the day shortly after 6 a.m. Because catching ...

U.S. to ban powerless devices on flights

Jul 7, 2014

U.S. to ban powerless devices on flights

Travelers boarding aircraft with smartphones and laptop computers may have to prove that the devices have a charged battery and can power up, to demonstrate that they have not been modified to contain explosives, U.S. authorities said Sunday. Travelers bound for the U.S. from ...

Jul 7, 2014

U.S. tightens security on electronics at overseas airports

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will not allow cellphones or other electronic devices on U.S.-bound planes at some overseas airports if the devices are not charged up, the agency said Sunday. The new measure is part of the TSA’s effort announced last week to ...

Jul 3, 2014

U.S. asks for more security at some foreign airports

The U.S. is calling for tighter security measures at some foreign airports, as intelligence officials are concerned about a new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go undetected through airport security, a counterterrorism official said Tuesday. American intelligence has picked up indications ...

Golden Week exodus peaks; transport routes overwhelmed

May 3, 2014

Golden Week exodus peaks; transport routes overwhelmed

The mass exodus for the Golden Week holidays peaked Saturday as travelers crowded trains, airports and expressways. The international terminal at Tokyo’s Haneda airport, which expanded to accommodate extra flights at the end of March, was abuzz with families departing for overseas destinations. Japan ...

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 ...