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Staff from ANA group pose during a Tokyo event in February to commemorate the launch of a comic featuring women in airport ground handling roles.
Apr 30, 2024
Japan steps up drive to secure airport ground handling workers
The initiative seeks to ramp up interest in the workforce responsible for ensuring on-time airplane departures behind the scenes.
Check-in counters at Narita International Airport are crowded with travelers on Dec. 30, 2023.
Apr 25, 2024
Passengers at Narita Airport soar 72% in fiscal 2023
The operator forecast that during the Golden Week holiday period, international passengers would total 835,200, up 33.6% from the same period last year.
Customs officials at Narita Airport discovered stimulants inside a conveyor belt roller that was shipped from Mexico to Japan in June last year.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 23, 2024
Six arrested on suspicion of smuggling stimulants
The suspects, including a senior figure in a crime syndicate in Saitama Prefecture, allegedly hid some 15 kilograms of drugs inside a conveyor belt roller.
Known in Hokkaido business circles as an internationalist due to his close ties with the United States and the International Olympics Committee, Yoshiro Ito headed dozens of Hokkaido and national organizations during his decadeslong career.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Mar 25, 2024
Hokkaido mourns Yoshiro Ito, promoter of Japan-U.S. ties
Ito was known in Hokkaido business circles as an internationalist due to his close ties with the United States.
Volunteers carry disaster waste out of houses damaged by the New Year's Day quake, in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Feb. 10.
Feb 21, 2024
Temporary hotel for quake volunteers to be set up at Noto Airport
A capsule hotel with 82 rooms, capable of accommodating up to 134 people, will be erected near the airport terminal facilities.
AirJapan officials take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Narita Airport in Chiba Prefecture on Friday,
Feb 9, 2024
ANA launches new medium-haul low-cost carrier targeting Asian tourists
All Nippon Airways said AirJapan will operate six round-trip flights per week between Narita Airport near Tokyo and Bangkok.
Japan Airlines has reported third-quarter income that beat average analyst estimates.
Feb 2, 2024
JAL expects ¥2 billion in lost revenue due to Haneda jet crash
JAL said Friday the amount also includes losses incurred from having to take the A350 out of service.
The cancellation of an ANA flight is shown on a flight information board at Osaka's Itami airport on Thursday.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 1, 2024
No injuries as wing tips of passenger jets touch at airport in Osaka
The incident is the latest in a series of recent aviation mishaps, which has included a deadly collision between a passenger jet and a coast guard plane.
JAPAN / History / Japan Times Gone By
Feb 1, 2024
Japan Times 1924: Rescue workers toiling to save eighteen lives
Workers are in the news when, 100 years ago, miners await a rescue and, 50 years later, unified strikes take place.
A HondaJet aircraft
Jan 28, 2024
Small jet overshoots at Japanese airport, causing runway closure
None of the three men aboard the HondaJet light business aircraft were injured in the incident and there was no fire.
An All Nippon Airways plane arrives at Noto Airport in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Saturday morning.
Jan 27, 2024
ANA resumes flights to quake-hit Noto Airport
The limited flights are expected to help bring volunteer workers to quake-hit areas to assist in disaster recovery efforts.
New electronic stands for immigration and customs are planned to be introduced at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, with a two-month trial starting on Jan. 31.
Jan 25, 2024
Haneda Airport to launch electronic immigration entry stands
Japanese citizens will also have to follow similar steps but will not be required to have their fingerprints taken at the airport.
Members of the Self-Defense Forces carry relief goods from a U.S. military helicopter at Noto Airport in Ishikawa Prefecture last week. The airport will resume services for commercial flights on Saturday.
Jan 23, 2024
Commercial services to resume at quake-hit Noto Airport on Saturday
During a meeting of the disaster response task force, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the government will compile a relief package Thursday.
A Korean Air plane (left) and Cathay Pacific aircraft made contact with each other at New Chitose Airport on Tuesday.
Jan 17, 2024
Korean Air plane 'strikes' Cathay aircraft in Japan; no injuries
The incident at New Chitose Airport serving Sapporo came two weeks after a near-catastrophic collision at Tokyo's Haneda Airport.
Police investigators and firefighters examine a burnt-out Japan Coast Guard aircraft on a runway at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Jan. 3, the day after its deadly collision with a Japan Airlines jetliner.
Jan 11, 2024
Japan runway incursion measures not shared suitably with coast guard
In a Jan. 2 collision between a coast guard aircraft and a Japan Airlines jetliner, experts have pointed out the possibility that the former mistakenly entered the runway.
Wreckage from a Japan Airlines jetliner that collided with a Japan Coast Guard aircraft at Tokyo's Haneda Airport in a hangar on Jan. 7
Jan 10, 2024
JAL to preserve part of aircraft from Haneda Airport collision
If the airline goes ahead with the move, it is likely to keep only a selected portion of the remains of its aircraft due to the extensive damage suffered.
A Japan Airlines aircraft taxis past the wreckage of the company's passenger jet that collided with a Japan Coast Guard plane on Jan. 2, at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Friday.
Jan 9, 2024
Japan unveils new safety measures following Haneda Airport collision
The plan includes changes to how orders should be sent out from the control tower.
A Japan Airlines plane takes off from the reopened Runway C at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Monday.
Jan 8, 2024
Runway at Tokyo's Haneda reopens after JAL jetliner collision
The runway was reopened after the removal of the wreckage of the Japan Airlines passenger jet and the completion of repairs.
Smoke rises from the wreckage of a Japan Airlines passenger jet that collided Jan. 2 with a Japan Coast Guard plane at Haneda Airport in Tokyo.
Jan 7, 2024
Stop lights out of service at time of Haneda airport collision
The Haneda Airport's C runway has been closed since the accident. It will be reopened Monday, Japan's transport ministry said.
A photo supplied by a passenger shows passengers evacuating as a Japan Airlines aircraft burns on a runway at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Tuesday.
Jan 5, 2024
Crew's quick decisions behind safe escape from burning JAL plane
With only three of the eight exits usable, cabin crew had to carry out a rapid evacuation.


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