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.

Heat Likely Cause Of Haneda Runway Hole

Heat likely cause of Haneda runway hole

Transport ministry officials suspect the scorching heat wave was the cause of a hole found in a runway at Tokyo's Haneda Airport.

The hole -- about 20 centimeters long, 30 centimeters wide and 10 centimeters deep -- was found in one of the airport's 4 runways on Monday. The runway was closed for about 4 hours, disrupting flight operations.

First 'japanese Sign Language' Phone Booths Installed At Haneda Airport

First 'Japanese Sign Language' phone booths installed at Haneda Airport

The first public "Japanese Sign Language" phone booths for the hearing impaired were installed at Haneda Airport on Dec. 3, it has been learned.

The installation of the booths coincided with the United Nation's International Day of Persons with Disabilities by The Nippon Foundation. Looking toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the foundation plans to introduce the phone booths to other main domestic airports such as Narita for Japanese with hearing disabilities.

1,400 Yen To Get Inside Franck Muller's Head At Cafe In Haneda

1,400 yen to get inside Franck Muller's head at cafe in Haneda

For 1,400 yen ($13), the price of a cup of coffee, a novel cafe set up in Tokyo's Haneda Airport offers customers the chance to savor the philosophy of high-end watchmaker Franck Muller.

Muller is a "time philosopher," and the watchmaker hopes customers at the cafe really cherish the "value of time," said Katsuyuki Noda, marketing and public relations director of the company's import agency World Commerce Corp.

Lisa's In And Around Tokyo: Haneda--learn About Airport Teamwork On Free Daily Tour

Lisa's In and Around Tokyo: HANEDA--Learn about airport teamwork on free daily tour

The bodies of healthy people are a work of wonder. The miraculous coordination of all our organs enables us to go about our daily lives, without our having to think about how each piece of the fabric that makes us up, works.

I arrived at the ANA maintenance facility drenched in sweat after a good 15-minute walk from Shin-Seibijo Station on the Tokyo Monorail. All Nippon Airways offers several free tours a day. Upon arrival, I was ushered into an air-conditioned classroom and sat through an engaging half-hour presentation that consisted of lectures, videos and interactive quizzes.

Tokyo's Haneda Airport To Get Renovations

Tokyo's Haneda Airport to get renovationsJapan's transport ministry will carry out renovations at Tokyo's Haneda Airport in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Ministry officials plan to increase the annual number of international departures and landings at the airport by 39,000 to about 99,000 by 2020.

Hitachi Starts Trials Of Emiew3 Humanoid Robot At Haneda Airport

Hitachi starts trials of EMIEW3 humanoid robot at Haneda airportHitachi Ltd. started trials of its EMIEW3 humanoid robot at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Friday to aid foreign visitors to Japan.
During the trials through December in the domestic Terminal 2 at the airport, the robot will communicate with passengers in Japanese and English at a designated information center and display relevant information.

Olympics: Haneda Wins Japan's First Medal In Canoe Slalom

Olympics: Haneda wins Japan's first medal in canoe slalomTakuya Haneda wrote his name in Japanese Olympic history at the Rio Games on Tuesday, becoming the first athlete from the country to win an Olympic medal in canoe slalom.
The 29-year-old from Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, added Olympic bronze to the gold medal he won at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Don't Miss The Boat From Haneda Airport To Akihabara

Don't miss the boat from Haneda Airport to AkihabaraInstead of hopping on a train, tourists could soon be able to board a boat for a leisurely trip from Haneda Airport to Akihabara, Tokyo's center of manga and anime culture.
A government-affiliated group will start an eight-day trial of passenger boat services from Sept. 19.
"We hope to establish a regular-running ferry route before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," a transport ministry official said.