TRAVEL

Nov 10
Operations at Kansai International Airport were suspended for about one hour on Saturday after a drone was seen flying over the airport. It was the second such incident in three days after a drone sighting caused arrival and departures to be delayed twice on Thursday. (Japan Today)

Nov 08
The people who run Tokyo Disney Resort are taking no chances with security in the lead-up to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
(NHK)

Nov 07
All 10 Shinkansen bullet trains that were damaged last month by Typhoon Hagibis in Nagano, central Japan, will be scrapped. (NHK)

Nov 07
Water supplies at the domestic terminals of Haneda Airport in Tokyo were cut on Wednesday morning due to construction work, according to the operator of the terminal buildings. (Japan Times)

Nov 01
As companies across Japan raised prices to adjust to the 2 percentage-point hike in consumption tax on Oct.1, railroad operator Keikyu went against the grain by reducing fares on its cash cow Haneda Airport-to-central Tokyo route by about 30%. (Nikkei)

Nov 01
Dozens of hot air balloons from all over the world decorated the clear autumn sky on Thursday as the Saga International Balloon Fiesta opened in Saga Prefecture. (Japan Today)

Nov 01
The town of Kutchan, part of the Niseko tourism zone that includes a number of popular ski resorts in Hokkaido, introduced a 2 percent levy Friday for stays at all lodging facilities in its jurisdiction, marking the first such accommodation tax system in Japan. (Japan Today)

Oct 29
Tokyo police are warning Halloween revelers to be on the alert for pickpockets in the Shibuya district.
(NHK)

Oct 27
About 2,000 people have taken part in a parade in the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto. It’s one of the city’s major festivals.
(NHK)

Oct 26
Tourists in Kyoto will no longer be able to take pictures in privately-owned alleys near one of the most photographed spots in the city. Locals say the ban has come after disrespect shown by some visitors.
(NHK)