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The weak yen impacts the airline industry multiple ways, as it boosts foreign currency revenue from international flights but negatively affects travelers from Japan.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 2, 2024
Japan firms reach pain threshold as yen keeps testing lows against the dollar
The currency's sustained decline makes planning difficult for all firms and can add costs across the whole supply chain.
A giant mural of baseball star Shohei Ohtani appears on the side of a hotel in downtown Los Angeles in March. ANA Holdings said it has reached a multi-year deal to be the official Japanese airline for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 2, 2024
ANA to be official Japanese airline of Ohtani's LA Dodgers
The carrier will also collaborate with the Dodgers in celebrating Japanese culture at heritage nights events.
Business is booming for Japan's top airlines as the weak yen spurs the arrival of more foreign visitors, while local demand for international trips and domestic routes remains high.
BUSINESS
Mar 1, 2024
Japan’s top airlines to hire 3,700 workers in the next year
Business for the airlines is booming as the weak yen spurs the arrival of more foreign visitors.
ANA said the cheating involving 78 of its drivers took place between August 2022 and February 2024 while JAL said 11 drivers of its drivers cheated on tests conducted between May 2022 and January 2024.
JAPAN
Feb 21, 2024
Japanese airlines say baggage car drivers cheated on written exam
ANA Holdings and Japan Airlines said their subsidiaries allowed workers at Haneda Airport to cheat on the test to obtain driving licenses.
AirJapan officials take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Narita Airport in Chiba Prefecture on Friday,
BUSINESS
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.
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.
Mitsui & Co. employees hold a meeting at its headquarters in Tokyo. The company introduced a stock-based compensation system in 2020.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 29, 2024
Growing number of Japan firms adopt stock-based worker compensation
The practice underscores the belief that fostering growth can be achieved through effective human capital management.
All Nippon Airways airplanes at Haneda Airport in Tokyo
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2024
U.S.-bound ANA plane turns back after man bites flight attendant
The passenger, reported to be 55-year-old American man, allegedly sunk his teeth into the flight attendant's arm while "heavily drunk," leaving her mildly injured.
Cancelled or delayed flights are on display at Haneda Airport's departure lobby on Thursday.
JAPAN
Jan 4, 2024
Passengers stranded after Haneda collision forces dozens of cancellations
Haneda Airport kept the affected runway closed on Thursday, leading to cancellations by JAL and ANA that affected several domestic flights.
A shinkansen platform at Tokyo Station is crowded with passengers on Friday.
JAPAN
Dec 29, 2023
Japan sees heavy traffic for first New Year since COVID downgrade
To ease overcrowding, Central Japan Railway and West Japan Railway have made many of their shinkansen seats reservation-only.
Japan Airlines is planning to pay a winter bonus equivalent to three months' salary in this fiscal year, up from the 1.7 months' salary for the fiscal 2022 winter bonus.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 15, 2023
JAL to pay highest winter bonus since 2012 relisting
The planned bonus is up sharply from the 1.7 months' salary for the fiscal 2022 winter bonus.
A Japan Airlines aircraft approaches Haneda Airport in Tokyo in April.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 31, 2023
Airlines JAL and ANA post significant recovery in profits
Japan's two biggest airlines posted a significant recovery in profits in the April-September period, as travel demand continued to pick up.
An All Nippon Airways employee escorts a group of Chinese tourists through Haneda Airport in Tokyo last month.
BUSINESS
Sep 7, 2023
Fukushima water release won’t deter Chinese tourists: ANA CEO
The number of inbound visitors from China was about 300,000 in July, he said, compared with 30,000 in January, says Koji Shibata.
Pola President Miki Oikawa (center) unveils skincare products designed for use in outer space's low-gravity during an event in Tokyo on Monday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 29, 2023
Japan firms create 'space cosmetics' headed for ISS in 2024
A face wash and a lotion have been devised by Pola and ANA Holdings for use in outer space's low-gravity, resource-scarce conditions.
ANA Holdings is planning to launch a new service to and from Thailand under its low-cost-carrier brand AirJapan.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 17, 2023
ANA eyes Southeast Asian market with new LCC brand AirJapan
A Narita-Bangkok route will start in February next year as the first AirJapan service, with six round-trip flights a week.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 19, 2023
Haneda Airport Terminal 2 reopens to international flights after hiatus
ANA, which seeks to increase the number of departures and arrivals in the near future, will use Terminal 2 alongside Terminal 3 for its international flights.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 8, 2023
Japanese airlines near jet orders as soon as Paris Air Show
Japan’s two biggest airlines are in advanced talks to buy aircraft from Airbus and Boeing, with announcements possible as soon as this month.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 27, 2023
ANA bounces back from COVID with first annual profit since 2020
Japan’s biggest airline also gave a better-than-expected forecast for the coming year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Feb 15, 2023
Japan airports struggle with staff shortages amid inbound travel recovery
With many occupations in the industry requiring qualifications and experience, a return to adequate staffing is likely to take time.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 14, 2023
Boeing delivers last 747, as JAL personnel join event as largest user
The U.S. aircraft giant handed over the final 747 unit — the 1,574th since production began in 1967 — to U.S. cargo airline Atlas Air at a factory in Washington state on Jan. 31.

Longform

The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan