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Yoriko Takahashi - March 14, 2014

Tokyo Banana is a sweet treat that wraps banana custard cream with a soft sponge cake. It's the most recognizable souvenir from Tokyo for people traveling to other parts of Japan.

Currently, a special spring version is on sale for a limited time only. It's a floral printed Tokyo Banana called Tokyo Banana no Hana, and instead of banana custard cream, it has banana shake flavored cream inside.

Yoriko Takahashi - March 12, 2014

The latest Cherry Blossom Report for 2014 was announced today!

Skymark Airlines, one of the Japanese LCC (Low-Cost-Carrier) airlines, is going to start running the Airbus A330-300 on May 31. Skymark is the first Japanese airline to buy the A330-300.

To celebrate the beginning of service with the A330-300, for a half-year limited time, Skymark's twenty something female flight attendants on duty on the A330-300 will wear super-mini skirts (15cm-above-the-knee skirts).

Yoriko Takahashi - February 27, 2014

Akihabaranews.com - JAL - AIR Mos

Do you remember that we wrote that Japan Airlines (JAL) served KFC's combo as a flight meal on their international flights? It is a limited time offer meal and will be available until February 28.

ANA, One of the major Japanese airlines, has announced that they are finally going to start offering in-flight Wi-Fi access, provided by OnAir of Switzerland, on March 1.

First, they will introduce the service for a few of their Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 767-300 aircraft, which usually fly to Europe, the U.S. and some Asian counties. Then, they will add the service to more airplanes for a total of 28 aircraft by the end of this year.

Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com

Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:

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Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com

Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japanese-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:

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JAL (Japan Airlines) just announced that they will start in-flight Wi-Fi service for their domestic flights, beginning in July. Passengers can choose a 30 minute plan for 400 yen or a plan with fees between 500 yen and 1,200 yen per flight (depending on the flight distance). The specific flight routes and implementation dates for the service have not been announced yet.

Do you think that 400 yen for 30 minutes is too much?

Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com

Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japanese-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:

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