Japan to expand use of customs declaration app ahead of Olympics

National Sep 23, 2019

Japan to expand use of customs declaration app ahead of Olympics

The government will expand the use of electronic customs declarations at airports to facilitate the entry of inbound passengers ahead of next year's Tokyo Games. The system allows passengers to submit customs declarations electronically using a smartphone app while waiting for their baggage, according to ...

Editorials Sep 14, 2019

Lessons from the latest typhoon

Last week's typhoon provided ample evidence the Tokyo area needs better prepartation for disasters, especially among transport companies and employers in general.

Narita Airport's electronic customs gates open to foreign visitors

National Aug 28, 2019

Narita Airport's electronic customs gates open to foreign visitors

Tokyo Customs on Tuesday started to make electronic customs declaration gates at Narita International Airport available to foreign nationals visiting Japan. The move came in response to the increasing number of foreign visitors ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next summer. Previously, only Japanese ...

Narita Airport to introduce self-service luggage check-ins

Business / Corporate Aug 20, 2019

Narita Airport to introduce self-service luggage check-ins

The operator of Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture unveiled to the media on Tuesday self-service machines to check in luggage that are slated to be introduced for passengers on international flights in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. A total of ...