Trump calls for privatizing air traffic control operations

Mar 16, 2017

Trump calls for privatizing air traffic control operations

President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing America’s air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry. The proposal says spinning off air traffic operations from the Federal Aviation Administration and placing them under an “independent, non-governmental organization” ...

/ Mar 9, 2017

Hawaii-bound flight diverted over blanket dispute

A flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu was diverted to Los Angeles on Wednesday after a passenger refused to pay $12 for a blanket and was accused of being unruly, police said. The incident unfolded after the Hawaiian Airlines flight took off from Las ...

Cherry blossoms ring in the season

| Feb 16, 2017

Cherry blossoms ring in the season

Tokyo’s Royal Park Hotel will hold a Sakura Fair March 11 through April 20 to welcome the splendid season of cherry blossoms. A sakura (cherry blossom) chiffon cake, popular last year, is available again for take out (¥1,800, tax excluded) from March 15 to ...

Feb 10, 2017

China to take fingerprints of all foreign visitors upon entry

China will begin taking fingerprints of all foreign visitors entering the country in a bid to improve border checks, the Ministry of Public Security said Thursday. The new system will be test-launched from Friday at Shenzhen airport in the southeastern province of Guangdong and ...

Valentine's Day pampering

| Feb 9, 2017

Valentine's Day pampering

The AO Spa & Club on the 37th floor of the chic Andaz Tokyo hotel, an urban retreat nestled in the heart of the city providing personalized care, in Toranomon Hills will pamper couples for Valentine’s Day with a lavish package for two until ...

Disco dancing the night away

| Feb 2, 2017

Disco dancing the night away

Live Disco Night 2017 will take place on March 2 at the Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel in Shibuya, featuring two bands, Ginza Kento’s Bless of G.K. and The Mint Factory. Starting at 7 p.m., live performances of disco classics, R&B, and soul music of ...

Tourists flock to Japan to kick off Chinese New Year

Jan 27, 2017

Tourists flock to Japan to kick off Chinese New Year

The Lunar New Year holiday season kicked off Friday as Chinese and other tourists jammed major airports ahead of Asia’s traditional turn of the year on Saturday. “I have visited Japan 10 times or more and love this country,” said Li Wen-hsuan, 46, upon ...

Craft beer for winter cheer

| Jan 26, 2017

Craft beer for winter cheer

In good news for beer-lovers, the Hyatt Regency Tokyo is offering two free-flowing beverage courses through Feb. 28 at the Caffe. The first is the Yona Yona Beer Plan (¥6,000), featuring the amber-colored Yona Yona Ale, an early pioneer of Japan’s craft beer that ...