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  • JAL wheelchair doesn't trip up metal detectors
  • on 12/22/2010
  • Boarding a jet in a wheelchair can be a long, challenging process, but thanks to efforts by Japan Airlines Corp. at least part of the burden will be eased.


  • Child allowances saved for future
  • on 12/22/2010
  • A private survey showed Monday that 49.8 percent of women and 36.5 percent of men are saving the government's child allowances to prepare for their children's future.


  • Low-cost carriers elbowing their way into Japan's skies
  • on 12/22/2010
  • 2010 was a landmark year for Japan's aviation industry: The government inked an open skies accord with the U.S. in October to further liberalize their civil aviation markets, and during the same month Tokyo's Haneda airport opened a new international terminal.

    The bar was also lowered for foreign airlines to fly to domestic airports, including low-cost carriers that have the potential to alter the landscape of the nation's aviation industry, analysts say.


  • Gov't to secure 200 billion Yen to raise child allowances
  • on 12/14/2010
  • Tokyo -  The government will set aside some 200 billion yen to realize a key policy pledge of raising monthly child allowances, sources close to the matter said Monday.

    The finance and welfare ministries have agreed after intense discussions that the government will reduce tax deductions for salaried workers and others in order to secure the funds to pay for the policy of raising the allowance to 20,000 yen per month from the current 13,000 yen for children aged under 3.


  • Good news for Pizza lovers -Domino's launched the English website
  • on 10/9/2010
  • There is a good news for Pizza lovers. Domino's launched the English website www.dominos.jp/eng/ and currently offering a launch offer of  “Buy 1 Get 1 Free”. The customers ordering the new and limited Brooklyn Pizza receive another Brooklyn Pizza for free.  There are  VEGGIE choices too.


  • Child education allowance of JPY 13,000 per month
  • on 4/6/2010
  • Child education allowance of JPY 13,000 per month from this year April 1st for whole year 2010 and will be subsequently increased to JPY26,000 from next year. You can get this benefits even if your child is not residing with in Japan.

  • More than 20 passports stolen from visa application service office
  • on 1/25/2010
  • More than 20 passports disappeared last month from the office of a Tokyo firm employed to accept visa applications by the Embassy of India.