Low-cost bus to link Narita with Tokyo's Osaki Station

Apr 27, 2016

Low-cost bus to link Narita with Tokyo's Osaki Station

Travelers heading from southern Tokyo or Yokohama to Narita airport will have the option of a new, low-priced bus service from October. It will link Narita with Osaki Station in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward, the companies involved said Tuesday. The bus aims to cut out ...

Apr 24, 2016

Narita-based bus lines reaching out to distant tourist spots

An increasing number of expressway bus services based at Narita International Airport are extending their reach to cover distant tourist areas, such as the central Hokuriku region. The trend is a result of collaborative efforts being made by Narita International Airport Corp., bus lines ...

Apr 14, 2016

Counterterrorism drill held at Narita airport ahead of G-7 summit

Narita International Airport held a large-scale counterterrorism drill Thursday ahead of the Group of Seven summit in Mie Prefecture next month. About 170 people, including police, airline officials and personnel from security firms participated in the drill in response to possible chemical, biological, radiological, ...

Apr 8, 2016

Panel proposes new, faster Haneda-Narita subway line

A transport ministry subcommittee has proposed constructing a new bypass subway line between Tokyo’s Haneda airport and Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture in a draft report examining new rail projects. The Council for Transport Policy will submit the report to Land, Infrastructure, Transport ...

Mar 30, 2016

Keisei stations to offer multilingual tablets for overseas visitors

Keisei Electric Railway Co. will from Thursday introduce tablets equipped with a multilingual translation app at 65 of its stations in response to growing tourist numbers. Apple Inc.’s iPad Air 2 tablets will be distributed to all Keisei Electric Railway stations except Higashi-Matsudo, Shin-Kamagaya, ...

Jan 19, 2016

Ric O'Barry, opponent of Japanese dolphin hunt, detained at Narita

Ric O’Barry, a prominent advocate for ending the dolphin hunt in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, was detained Tuesday by immigration authorities at Narita International Airport. O’Barry, who was featured prominently in the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” about the Taiji hunt, was barred entry when immigration ...

Oct 29, 2015

Narita Airport operator files claim over cyberattack

Narita International Airport Corp. has filed a claim with police about a suspected cyberattack that made access to its official website difficult, officials of the airport operator said Thursday. The Chiba Prefectural Police Department accepted the claim on Oct. 22 over the alleged fraudulent ...

Japanese head abroad as Bon exodus begins

Aug 8, 2015

Japanese head abroad as Bon exodus begins

Tens of thousands of vacationers flew abroad from airports in the Tokyo and Osaka areas as Japan’s summer exodus began Saturday. The number of international travelers passing through Narita airport is expected to total 871,500 during the 10 days of the Bon holiday season ...

Eel imports peak as Day of the Ox arrives

Jul 23, 2015

Eel imports peak as Day of the Ox arrives

Imports of eels are peaking ahead of Friday’s midsummer Day of the Ox, when many Japanese partake in grilled eel, a nutritious dish that is popularly believed to help stave off summer fatigue. Trading company Marukatsu, which specializes in eel and is located near ...