TRAVEL – 5

Feb 21
Air travelers in Japan can expect some relief for their pocketbooks this spring. The country’s biggest airlines say they are going to slash fuel surcharges for many of their international flights.
(NHK)

Feb 19
Visitors to a village near Mount Fuji and its residents were rewarded with a dazzling spectacle on Monday.
(NHK)

Feb 18
People are enjoying the first signs of spring at an annual plum flower festival at the Kairakuen garden in Mito City, north of Tokyo.
(NHK)

Feb 17
The Royal Express is coming to Hokkaido, but if you can’t wait, it’s already running in the Tokyo area. (soranews24.com)

Feb 16
Reservations for travel overseas are surging for this year’s 10-day Golden Week period, during which the Imperial succession is set to take place, according to a JTB Corp. official. (Japan Times)

Feb 16
A fire broke out at a warehouse in Tokyo on Tuesday afternoon leaving three men dead and another man injured, while some flights at nearby Haneda airport were also disrupted by the incident. (Kyodo)

Feb 15
Bullet train ticket machines have stopped working in many parts of Japan.
(NHK)

Feb 13
As spring approaches in Japan, the country’s weather forecasters face one of their biggest missions of the year: predicting exactly when the famed cherry blossoms will bloom. (straitstimes.com)

Feb 10
A cold snap hit Tokyo and its surrounding areas Saturday, causing cancellations of more than 100 domestic flights to and from the capital. (Japan Times)

Feb 09
People in Sapporo shivered through frigid conditions on Friday as the city recorded a daytime high of minus 10.1 degrees Celsius, making it the first time in 40 years that the mercury has failed to reach minus 10.
(NHK)