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.
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.
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.
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.