airplanes

New ANA air pass with unlimited Japanese house rentals, multiple flights now taking applications

An amazingly affordable way to see Japan and live like a local.

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Japanese airline still using some startling old, almost 20-year-old computer tech, traveler learns

Air carrier has stuck with its airport OS for longer than just about any private PC user.

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is selling his private jet because it’s old, gives a tour

Fashion mogul’s stylish plane, with a Japanese washlet toilet and karaoke machine, could be yours…if you’re also super rich.

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ANA to offer Japan domestic air pass with multiple flights and unlimited accommodations provided

Skipping the Shinkansen lets you spend as many nights as you want in off-the-beaten-path Japan.

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Japanese people least likely to talk to strangers or offer help on airplanes, survey finds

Selfish and unfriendly, or quietly respectful?

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Japanese airline pilot fails alcohol breath test one hour before he was scheduled to fly

ANA Wings employee grounded as his breath keeps him from taking to the skies.

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Japanese pilot flies close to Mt Fuji, asks passengers to look out the window

Mt Fuji never looked more beautiful.

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Japan Airlines concludes cabin attendant drank bottle of champagne during flight

Tipsy at 30,000 feet.

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Chinese cabin attendant fired for accepting marriage proposal during flight【Video】

Romantic moment in the air results in bride-to-be getting her wings clipped.

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A funny thing happened on the way to Japan: Guess that anime song!

A Japanese musician describes his delightfully surprising encounter with a fellow music and anime lover from Europe.

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Thousands trapped as typhoon floods Osaka airport runway, sends tanker crashing into only bridge

Typhoon makes Kansai International’s runway indistinguishable from the ocean around the island, turns 5.7 million-pound boat into instrument of havoc.

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American traveler caught peeing on sleeping Japanese businessman during flight to Tokyo

Abuse of the complimentary alcohol service leads to a rude, wet awakening.

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Study finds Japan to be the country that most prefers aisle seats on airplanes

Age, politeness, and alcohol all appear to be key factors in seat choice.

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Clever Kimonoket combines the style of a kimono with the coziness of a sleeveless blanket

Samurai-style Snuggie seeks to help travelers fly in comfort.

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Check out this time-lapse from Haneda to Oita Airport straight from the pilot’s seat【Video】

Ground control to Major pilot, smile for the camera, you are cleared for takeoff.

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Japanese travel provider under fire for guaranteeing flyers would sit next to a college girl

Backlash is swift for plan which offered in-flight companionship from one of five young, intelligent women.

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American man living in a disused airplane plans to make Japan his next stop

Most people get restless on flights over three or four hours long, but one Oregonian man has been living on an airliner for 15 years, and says he now has eyes on Miyazaki, Japan for his next destination.

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Hey, you can’t do that! — 10 things that will get you on China’s no-fly list for life

You probably won’t be inclined to do any of these things on this list, but you should probably read it anyway because all 10 of these things happened in the past few years in China.

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Japanese photographer brings out the beauty of airports and factories in gorgeous night images

After the sun sets in Japan, new landscapes emerge, with twinkling lights on land and at sea creating night scenes so stunning a “night view summit” is held every year to rank the best sights around the country.

While cityscapes continually take the top spots year after year, there’s one talented photographer who’s drawing our attention away from the twinkling lights of the city and towards two surprising new locations: factories and airports. While the places might seem ordinary, the images are the most stunning we’ve ever seen.

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Love Live!’s popularity continues to soar, anime appears in Qatar Airways in-flight entertainment

Following their conquest of Japan, the high school idols of hit anime Love Live! have their eyes set on the rest of the world, with an international release for their first theatrical feature. But even that might not be a big enough stage for the animated vocalists. They’re now on their way to taking over the skies as well, since you can now watch Love Live! anime on selected flights on, of all carriers, Qatar Airways.

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