Air travel

Japan Airlines abolishes use of “ladies and gentlemen” in English for sake of sexual minorities

New policy to go into effect almost immediately.

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Japanese domestic flights for just 500 yen (US$4.70) is one of the greatest travel bargains ever

Fly from Tokyo to Okinawa for less than the price of a fancy Starbucks coffee…but you’ll need to hurry.

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Hankering for a vacation? Try these pseudo-vacations offered in Taiwan and Japan

Whether digital or just a taste of travel, these experiences might help sate a little bit of your wanderlust!

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Chubu Centrair International Airport gets Twitter account shut down for being underaged

Airport’s parents believed to be more disappointed than angry.

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Never get bored on a long flight again with Jetstar and Joysound’s Karaoke Flights!

What could be a better way to pass the time than singing your favorite songs with your friends?

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Images float in from around Japan of record-breaking balloon flight【Photos】

Although many of us are looking forward to the future of transportation and being able to zip across the globe in just a few hours as opposed to the best part of a day, last week a handful of people turned their attention to a more romantic form of air travel as a record-setting trip across the Pacific Ocean launched from Japan’s Saga City.

The trip, which aimed to break the world record for both distance and duration of flight in a balloon was witnessed by thousands of people, not least the people of Japan where the balloon took off from, who were only too happy to commemorate and share of this piece of aviation history in the form of tweets and photos.

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Visiting a maximum security shrine at the foot of the Narita airport runway

Flying into Narita International Airport, many travelers are surprised to learn they are almost 60 km outside of Tokyo and need to take an hour train ride to get into the city. Its location in rural Chiba Prefecture was chosen in the 1960s when the government realized the smaller Haneda airport could not keep up with the booming postwar air traffic in and out of Tokyo. Many locals protested the new airport that bulldozed over their formerly quiet lives and the bitter fight left the area with some very odd landmarks, such as a heavily secured and monitored shrine that sits almost directly in front of one of the runways.

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