Aug 19, 2016

JAL to launch Doraemon jet on Narita-Shanghai route

Japan Airlines said Friday that it will fly a special Doraemon-themed plane on flights between Narita International Airport and Shanghai starting in late September. By playing up the popular cartoon cat, which is beloved by a wide spectrum of the Chinese public, JAL aims ...

Aug 19, 2016

JAL to offer Shiseido Parlour meals on Hawaii flights

Japan Airlines will offer in-flight meals created by Shiseido Parlour Co. on flights bound for Honolulu starting Sept. 1. The one-year campaign will target premium economy and economy class passengers aboard flights departing from three Japanese international airports, the airline said Thursday. The autumn ...

Aug 10, 2016

Japan mulling three-year extension of aircraft fuel tax cut

As part of efforts to support the domestic tourism industry, the transport ministry plans to extend a temporary cut in the aircraft fuel tax for three years beyond the end of fiscal 2016, when it is currently scheduled to expire, informed sources said Wednesday. ...

Japan Inc. tiptoes onto LGBT bandwagon

Jul 28, 2016

Japan Inc. tiptoes onto LGBT bandwagon

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Businesses are increasingly showing support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as Japan comes to acknowledge LGBT needs and concerns. Companies are sponsoring parades, gatherings and other events that aim to draw attention to LGBT people and the issues they face. Japan Airlines ...

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 ...

Apr 28, 2016

Surge in foreign visitors boosts profits of ANA, JAL in fiscal 2015

Robust demand from foreign travelers to Japan boosted profits of the country’s two major airlines in fiscal 2015, according to their earnings reports released Thursday. ANA Holdings Inc. reported a record group net profit of ¥78.17 billion ($723 million) for the year through March ...