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:
If you have landed or departed from Tokyo International Airport (A.K.A., Haneda Airport), you might have taken Tokyo Monorail. Tokyo Monorail started operation 50 years ago, in 1964. It was the year of the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, and since then, it has been one of the main accesses to get to Tokyo International Airport.
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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.
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).
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.