Japan to finance MRT rehab

Japan plans to extend official development assistance (ODA) loans to the Philippines with an additional P20.6 billion to fund two infrastructure projects, including upgrading the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 railway in Manila, as it strongly supports the ... ( read original story ...)

Airbnb exodus spawns business boom in Japan

Rooms are mostly one-bedroom types. Inquiries regarding their business, focused on the greater Tokyo area, have risen by 50% in the past week. Operating as a home-sharer often requires additional investment, such as installing sprinklers and fire alarms. ( read original story ...)

Hawaiian to boost Sapporo-Honolulu flights

Hawaiian Airlines will increase its nonstop service between Sapporo and Honolulu to up to five weekly flights Feb. 1-16. The added frequency comes in response to high demand from Hokkaido travelers during the winter holiday. Under Hawaiian’s expanded ... ( read original story ...)