5g To Boost Airport Efficiency

5G to boost airport efficiency

Two Japanese companies are working together to find innovative ways of using 5G mobile communications technology. Japan Airlines and telecom company KDDI are conducting tests to see how 5G can make airport operations more efficient.

An engineer watches a live feed showing airplane parts being repaired at another site. The images come from an ultra-high definition 4K camera attached to a colleague's helmet.

5g To Boost Airport Efficiency

5G to boost airport efficiency

Two Japanese companies are working together to find innovative ways of using 5G mobile communications technology. Japan Airlines and telecom company KDDI are conducting tests to see how 5G can make airport operations more efficient.

An engineer watches a live feed showing airplane parts being repaired at another site. The images come from an ultra-high definition 4K camera attached to a colleague's helmet.

Kansai Airport Bridge To Reopen Ahead Of Schedule

Kansai Airport bridge to reopen ahead of schedule

Transport links to western Japan's biggest air hub are close to being restored after smooth progress in repair work on a damaged bridge.

The bridge connects Kansai International Airport in Osaka Bay to the mainland.

No Flights Affected At New Chitose Airport

No flights affected at New Chitose Airport

Transport authorities say New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido has reopened one of its two runways.

The airport closed both of its runways for safety checks after an earthquake hit the northern prefecture on Thursday.

Workers Begin Repairing Kansai Airport Bridge

Workers begin repairing Kansai Airport bridge

Repair workers have begun attaching girders to the damaged bridge linking Kansai Airport in Osaka Bay and the mainland.

The road-rail bridge was damaged when a tanker drifted into it during a powerful typhoon in the area last September.

Kansai Airport Busy With Lunar New Year Tourists

Kansai Airport busy with Lunar New Year tourists

Large crowds of tourists from mainland China and Taiwan have arrived at Kansai Airport in Osaka, western Japan, for the weeklong Lunar New Year holidays that began on Monday.

One of the visitors said she arrived from Shanghai with two family members and wants to enjoy skiing in Fukui Prefecture and sightseeing in Osaka and Kobe.

Main Hokkaido Airport Crowded With Travelers

Main Hokkaido airport crowded with travelers

New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido, northern Japan, is crowded with holidaymakers trying to get home on Sunday evening after snow stranded about 2,000 people there overnight.

105 flights to and from the airport near Sapporo were cancelled on Saturday.

Snow Strands Travelers At Airport

Snow strands travelers at airport

New Year holidaymakers have been stranded in northern Japan after their flights were canceled due to heavy snow.

The runways of New Chitose Airport near Sapporo were closed at times while workers cleared it of snow. More than 20 centimeters fell on Saturday.

Typhoon-hit Kansai Int'l Airport To Be Stormproof

Typhoon-hit Kansai Int'l Airport to be stormproof

The operator of Kansai International Airport has unveiled measures to protect the airport from flooding and a storm surge.

The international gateway in western Japan was temporarily closed in September when it was hit by Typhoon Jebi.

Haneda Airport Runs Face Recognition Tech

Haneda airport runs face recognition tech

Haneda airport in Tokyo has started using unmanned face recognition technology at its departure gates for Japanese travelers.

The new system went into service at the airport's international terminal on Wednesday.

Panel To Discuss Protecting Airport Access Bridge

Panel to discuss protecting airport access bridge

The Japan Coast Guard says it will set up a panel of experts to discuss ways to prevent vessels from hitting an access bridge for Kansai Airport, which is built on an island in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan.

Early last month, a tanker anchored 2 kilometers off the airport was set adrift by a typhoon and damaged the road and rail bridge, isolating the airport.

Kansai Airport Gives Out Foreign-language Leaflets

Kansai airport gives out foreign-language leaflets

Leaflets telling foreign tourists in English or Chinese how to act when a natural disaster such as a typhoon or an earthquake strikes were handed out at Kansai International Airport in western Japan on Tuesday.

The English and Chinese leaflets were produced by Osaka Prefecture and a major non-life insurance company.

Chinese Tourists Crowd Storm-hit Kansai Airport

Chinese tourists crowd storm-hit Kansai airport

Many travelers from China have begun arriving at Kansai International Airport in western Japan at the start of their country's weeklong national holiday.

The People's Republic of China marks its foundation on National Day, October 1st.