Hitachi starts trials of EMIEW3 humanoid robot at Haneda airport

Sep 2, 2016

Hitachi starts trials of EMIEW3 humanoid robot at Haneda airport

Hitachi Ltd. started trials of its EMIEW3 humanoid robot at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on Friday to aid foreign visitors to Japan. During the trials through December in the airport’s domestic Terminal 2, the robot will communicate with passengers in Japanese and English at a ...

Jun 2, 2016

JAL ditches plan for Haneda-New York flights this fall

ork Japan Airlines Co. has abandoned plans to begin flights between Haneda airport and New York this fall, sources said Wednesday. The move came as the transport ministry plans to apply rules limiting the opening of new routes by JAL, which was rehabilitated from ...

May 14, 2016

Hawaiian Airlines to fly from Tokyo to Kailua-Kona on Big Island

Hawaiian Airlines on Friday secured the right to begin flying nonstop between Tokyo and Kailua-Kona, bringing a regularly scheduled direct flight between Japan and the Big Island for the first time since 2010. The U.S. Department of Transportation said it had awarded a new ...

Mar 28, 2016

ANA opens Haneda-Miyakojima route

All Nippon Airways has started direct flights between Tokyo’s Haneda airport and Miyakojima, an island in Okinawa Prefecture. The unit of ANA Holdings Inc. aims to attract repeat visitors to Okinawa by offering one round-trip flight per day between Haneda and the island, which ...

Feb 16, 2016

Japan, U.S. discuss new slots at Tokyo's Haneda airport

Japan and the U.S. on Tuesday began two days of talks on the allocation of slots for flights connecting Tokyo’s Haneda airport and U.S. cities, the transport ministry said. The meeting in Tokyo will focus on whether to expand the allocation of slots at ...

Jan 28, 2016

Anonymous claims cyberattacks targeting MPD, airport websites

Police say someone purporting to be a member of the international hacker group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on the Metropolitan Police Department’s website late Wednesday. According to police, the site could not be accessed between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The ...

Ferry ride from Haneda airport to Akihabara in works

Jan 2, 2016

Ferry ride from Haneda airport to Akihabara in works

The government is aiming to start a tourist-centered ferry service in 2017 between Tokyo’s Haneda airport and the Akihabara electronics district, a government official said Saturday. The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry is planning to start regular service along a 20-km route linking ...

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 ...