Dec 23, 2014

Haneda users exceeded 70 million in 2014

The annual number of travelers using Tokyo International Airport at Haneda has exceeded 70 million for the first time, the operator of the airport said Monday. A ceremony to mark the achievement was held at the airport the same day. The annual number of ...

Haneda soon to be third-busiest airport

Dec 1, 2014

Haneda soon to be third-busiest airport

by Michio Watanabe

Tokyo’s Haneda airport is accelerating its push to become an international hub and is expected to become the world’s third-busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic this business year. Haneda officials forecast that 73.4 million passengers will use the airport in the year ending ...

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 ...