Mar 25, 2017

End of JAL bailout curbs expected to shake up airline industry

The Japanese airline industry will enter a new era of competition in April after Japan Airlines is freed from the restrictions imposed after the nation’s former flag carrier got a public bailout, and not everyone is happy.Following its bankruptcy filing in January 2010, JAL ...

Jan 26, 2017

Japanese firms drawing profitable clues from Paralympians

More and more Japanese companies are seeing benefits from helping Paralympians and their support organizations ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.In mid-October, Yui Kamiji, bronze medalist in women’s wheelchair tennis at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, was invited to a meeting with 11 employees ...

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 to ...

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 menu ...