Japan

Japan halts entry for foreign arrivals

Japan’s government is suspending foreign visitors from entering the country beginning December 28, 2020. ...


Mitsubishi Aircraft to reduce workforce by 95%

Mitsubishi Aircraft plans to cut its workforce by about 95% starting in April 2021....


Lockheed Martin joins Japanese fighter jet program

Japan’s F-X next-generation fighter jet program, led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, will receive technological support from Lockheed Martin....


Japan’s ANA partners with Toyota to adopt automated technologies

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has partnered with Toyota Industries in order to execute additional tests of the robotic baggage loader and autonomous towing tractor....


AirAsia Japan abolishes all routes, 23K passengers get no refund

Affected by the outbreak of new coronavirus disease, AirAsia Japan, the low-cost airline under the well-known AirAsia group, abolished all its routes on the 5th and officially withdrew from the Japane...


ANA makes first Japanese airline to join IATA’s diversity program

Japan’s largest air carrier All Nippon Airlines joins the 25by2025 diversity program by the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA)....


Japan to lower aviation fuel tax by 80% to support airlines

In an effort to support the aviation industry, Japan plans to temporarily cut its aviation fuel tax by 80%. ...


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Japanese Air Force bids farewell to last F-4EJ squadron

Japanese Air Force bids farewell to last F-4EJ squadron

After 48 years of service, the Japan Air Self Defense Force retired its last squadron operating the McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Phantom II fighter....


Lockheed, Boeing, BAE offer support for Japan fighter development

Three foreign companies have answered the tender launched by the Japanese Ministry of Defense to assist Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in the development of the country’s sixth-generation stealth fighter, the F-X. The three manufacturers in question are Boeing and Lockheed Martin from the United States and BAE Systems in the United Kingdom....


Japan selects Mitsubishi to lead F-X stealth fighter development

The Japanese Defense Ministry selected Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) as the prime contractor for the development of the future F-X stealth fighter jet....