Jan 21, 2016

Number of passengers through Narita airport hits record high in 2015

The number of domestic and international passengers using Narita International Airport near Tokyo hit a record high in 2015 for the second consecutive year, the airport’s operator said Thursday. The figure increased 5 percent from the previous year to 37.32 million, reflecting a surge ...

Japan revamps map symbols that baffle tourists

Jan 12, 2016

Japan revamps map symbols that baffle tourists

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The Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI) has released a set of new standard symbols for foreign-language maps after criticism that some of its current pictograms are hard to understand or are even offensive. The most notorious of these is the swastika-like symbol for ...

Bic Camera to launch tax-free shops at airports

Dec 17, 2015

Bic Camera to launch tax-free shops at airports

Home electronics chain Bic Camera Inc. said Thursday it will set up a joint venture with Japan Airport Terminal Co. to enhance the sale of tax-free products to foreign travelers. The agreement will combine Bic Camera’s distribution networks with the experience of Japan Airport ...