Apr 12, 2017

Travelers to South Korea advised to remain alert amid tensions

The Foreign Ministry has advised Japanese nationals traveling to or staying in South Korea to pay attention to the latest information amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The current situation does not immediately affect the safety of Japanese in South Korea, the ministry also ...

Kansai International, Naha to get more immigration officers

Dec 15, 2015

Kansai International, Naha to get more immigration officers

The central government decided Tuesday to add 57 more immigration officers at Kansai International Airport near Osaka and Naha Airport in Okinawa Prefecture to deal with the rapid rise in the number of foreign visitors to Japan. The measure comes after 35 immigration officers were ...

Apr 1, 2015

Narita airport to open more passport control counters at busy times

Narita International Airport plans to double the number of passport control counters handling arriving passengers at Terminal 2 in busy hours starting Wednesday, an airport source said. The terminal has been alternating between its two immigration control sections following a sharp drop in foreign travelers ...

Narita airport to open first capsule hotel

Jul 19, 2014

Narita airport to open first capsule hotel

A capsule hotel catering to those who take early morning flights is scheduled to open Sunday in a parking garage adjacent to Narita International Airport's Terminal 2. The hotel, called nine hours, offers overnight stays starting from ¥3,900 in sleeping pods about a meter wide, ...

Golden Week holidays start; exodus slower than usual

Apr 26, 2014

Golden Week holidays start; exodus slower than usual

Major airports, railway stations and expressways across the country were packed with holiday travelers Saturday as the Golden Week holiday season started. But the crowds were smaller than usual because this year's holiday period is split into two long weekends, with the heaviest congestion expected ...