Robots Lend A Helping Hand To Visitors At Haneda Airport

Robots lend a helping hand to visitors at Haneda AirportA fleet of robots was deployed to Haneda Airport in Tokyo to greet and assist the flood of visitors expected to arrive during the Lunar New Year holidays.
The testing is being conducted with an eye toward having the guide robots working full-time at the airport from 2019.

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.

Haneda Airport Trying To Attract Private Jets

Haneda Airport trying to attract private jetsTokyo's Haneda Airport is trying to attract more private business jets by promising shorter immigration wait times for affluent passengers.
The move comes amid increasing use of small planes by CEOs, celebrities and other jet setters worldwide.