TRAVEL – 6

Sep 18
At 6 p.m. on one weekday in August an enthusiastic audience had almost filled Gion Corner, a theater of some 200 seats at the center of the Gion traditional entertainment district in the city of Kyoto. (Japan Times)

Sep 15
Police in Kyoto referred to prosecutors Friday four officials of a hotel management firm for allegedly running an unlicensed private accommodation service, making it the first case of its kind since a private lodging law came into force in June. (Japan Times)

Sep 14
The operator of typhoon-hit Kansai International Airport in Japan says it reopened on Friday part of its main passenger facility, Terminal 1.
(NHK)

Sep 13
The operator of Kansai International Airport in western Japan plans to reopen part of Terminal 1 on Friday. The terminal has been closed since the airport was flooded by a typhoon on September 4th.
(NHK)

Sep 12
Sharp Corp’s RoBoHon, a small humanoid robot with artificial intelligence features, will accompany tourists in taxis in Kyoto and offer sightseeing guidance in Japanese, Chinese and English from Sept 22, the service providers said Tuesday. (Japan Today)

Sep 11
The operator of Kansai International Airport in western Japan aims to partially reopen one of the 2 terminals this week following a blackout caused by last week’s powerful typhoon.
(NHK)

Sep 08
The operator of the Kansai International Airport in western Japan says a budget carrier based in the airport will fly 12 international flights on Saturday. These will be the first international flights from the airport since a typhoon hit the facility.
(NHK)

Sep 08
About 1,600 people had no choice but to spend another night at New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido in northern Japan after series of earthquakes that began on Thursday.
(NHK)

Sep 07
A tourism promotion body in Osaka began providing on Thursday a free two-day local subway and bus pass to foreign visitors who have been unable to return home as scheduled due to the typhoon-caused shutdown of a hub airport. (Japan Today)

Sep 06
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Kansai International Airport will partially resume operation by the end of Friday. (NHK)