Monorail serving Tokyo's Haneda airport marks 50th anniversary

Sep 17, 2014

Monorail serving Tokyo's Haneda airport marks 50th anniversary

The monorail linking Haneda airport with central Tokyo marked its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, with six types of rail cars previously and currently in service featured at a commemorative event. Tokyo Monorail, which ferries travelers between the airport terminals and downtown Hamamatsucho Station, ran ...

Facial recognition trials resume at Narita, Haneda airports

Sep 4, 2014

Facial recognition trials resume at Narita, Haneda airports

Automated facial-recognition tests are underway at Narita and Haneda airports in a stated attempt to reduce lines at passport control. The facial-recognition trials are also focused, however, on examining whether machines can accurately identify passengers not only when standing before a camera, but also ...

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 21, 2014

Japan logs record 1.27 million foreign visitors in July

About 1.27 million foreigners came to Japan in July, surging 26.6 percent from a year ago and the highest figure ever for a single month, government data show. The 7.53 million visitors received in the first seven months of the year also constitute a ...

Aug 13, 2014

Tokyo police putting sky marshals on Haneda-U.S. flights

Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department has begun deploying plainclothes officers carrying guns on direct flights between Tokyo International Airport at Haneda and the United States. Such undercover police officers masquerading as airplane passengers, known as sky marshals, were deployed on a trial basis in Japan ...

Jul 24, 2014

Foreign tourists shatter first-half record

A record 6.26 million people visited Japan in the first half thanks to the yen’s weakness and a jump in international flights to Tokyo’s Haneda airport, a government estimate says. “If this pace continues for the remaining months of the year, we can expect ...

Jul 24, 2014

ANA to launch daily Haneda-Nagoya flights in October

All Nippon Airways Co. says it will launch daily round-trip flights between Tokyo’s Haneda airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport starting Oct. 26 to better serve travelers going overseas from central Japan. The move ties in with ANA’s launch in March of international services ...

Keikyu using new app for foreign visitors

Jul 16, 2014

Keikyu using new app for foreign visitors

by Masaaki Kameda

Keikyu Corp., a major private railway serving the Tokyo area, began trial operations Wednesday for a service in which staff members use tablet computers to translate information for customers in 27 languages. Employees at the Keikyu Line’s stations in Shinagawa and Haneda Airport International ...

Jul 15, 2014

Narita International expecting 5% less passengers this summer

Narita International Airport is expecting a 5 percent fall in cross-border passengers this summer vacation period compared with last year, due largely to airlines having shifted some flights to Haneda, the international gateway closer to central Tokyo. Narita, located about 70 km northeast of ...

Lost codes spark Haneda scramble

Apr 22, 2014

Lost codes spark Haneda scramble

Airport authorities launcd a frantic scramble to change security pass codes a day before U.S. President Barack Obama arrives, after an airline employee dropped a memo containing the details.