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 ...

Nov 6, 2015

American Airlines to start LAX-Haneda flights in February

American Airlines Inc. announced Thursday that it will offer daily, nonstop service between Los Angeles and Tokyo starting Feb. 11, returning to Haneda airport after a lapse of more than two years. “It’s important for our customers to have direct access to Tokyo Haneda,” ...

2015's Beaujolais Nouveau arrives in Japan

Oct 31, 2015

2015's Beaujolais Nouveau arrives in Japan

The first Japan-bound shipment of 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau wine arrived at Haneda airport in Tokyo on Saturday. Some 3,200 bottles were in the shipment. The wine will go on sale at restaurants and retailers from Nov. 19, according to officials of Suntory Holdings Ltd. ...