20-22 & 27-28 Nov 2020

The Japan Rail Fair, hosted by the EAST JAPAN RAILWAY group, hopes to bring a piece of Japan to Singaporeans by means of a virtual gateway to what Japan has to offer. This platform will feature a myriad of interactive seminars and activities revolved around Japan travel, food and culture. Attendees will also be able to plan their next trip by means of a virtual travel fair.

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27 Nov 19:00

Kanpai! Niigata Sake Workshop & Joyful Trains

  • 20 Nov
    FRI
  • 21 Nov
    SAT
  • 22 Nov
    SUN
  • 27 Nov
    FRI
  • 28 Nov
    SAT

19:00

Experiencing EHIME while staying at home♪

Ehime Prefecture

Ehime Prefecture has many famous hot spring resorts, a beautiful castle overlooking the city, and a world-class cycling route where you can ride while looking at the beautiful sea! Join us in this webinar to discover the charms of Ehime—all questions are welcome!
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21:00

Japan's Best-kept Secret Vol.1 ~Shochu Flavour Basics~

Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

Like all spirits, barley and rice shochu express themselves differently depending on whether they were distilled at normal or reduced pressure. It has an even larger impact in the shochu world because single pot distillation is required. We’ll taste through these differences while discovering two important shochu GIs, Iki Shochu (barley shochu from Iki Island) and Kuma Shochu (rice shochu from the Kuma Region of Kumamoto).
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11:00

Enjoy autumn rail travel with ekiben!

JR EAST

We think that travelling by rail is the best way to explore Japan. Do you think so too? Sit back and relax as we bring you on an autumn railway journey to eastern Japan! Enjoy ekiben (lunch box for eating on the train) as we introduce ekiben culture, travelling on Joyful Trains (unique themed trains), colourful autumn foliage spots and fun activities in eastern Japan!
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13:00

Shizuoka: Green Tea and Autumn Leaves

Home of Mt. FUJI, SHIZUOKA

Come and take a trip with us to Gyokuro no Sato, an authentic tea house located in the countryside of Shizuoka Prefecture. Learn more about the culture and history surrounding tea while enjoying the beautiful autumn leaves.
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15:00

Tokyo Station: The “0km” trip

JAPAN RAIL CAFE

Join us for a virtual “0km” trip starting from Tokyo Station—the starting point of all Shinkansen lines in Japan! Hop onboard and be fully immersed in Japan’s unique “rail travel culture” at one of the most important stations in Japan: from omiyage-shopping in Gransta Tokyo, an ekiben introduction by JAPAN RAIL CAFE TOKYO, and a tour into the majestic Tokyo Station Hotel. Our special guest, Ghib Ojisan, will be introducing some yummy Tokyo Station souvenirs as well!
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17:00

地獄蒸し: Cooking with Steam at Beppu Onsen

Beppu New Standard

Let’s explore Japan’s number one hot spring and "taste" great umami from their specialty! While Beppu is well-known as the best place for onsen in Japan, you'll learn that the hot spring is not just for bathing. Join this virtual trip to Beppu with our Singaporean host who lives there and experience how the natives use this famous hot spring. You'll also receive a dashi packet as a souvenir after the trip—can you guess why?
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19:00

Japan's Best-kept Secret Vol.2 ~ Awamori & Shochu Flavor Basics~

Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

Sweet potato shochu exhibits an expansive array of aromas. This is largely due to the many choices available to master brewer-distillers, such as sweet potato variety and koji strain. We’ll take a look at both by tasting through brands from Miyazaki and Kagoshima (GI Satsuma Shochu). After that we’ll head even further south through the Amami Islands (kokuto shochu) and Okinawa (GI Ryukyu Awamori) to round out the flavour map.
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11:00

HOKKAIDO LOVE!

HOKKAIDO

Have you been to Hokkaido before? Join us and special guest “Ghib Ojisan”, in this webinar to learn of all the wonders that Hokkaido has to offer: the vast lands of beautiful scenery, sightseeing spots, delicious food and many more! Here's your chance to ""experience"" Hokkaido as we take you on a live broadcast directly from Hokkaido—see you there!
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13:00

Discovering Umaji Village's Yuzu: A virtual tour to Kochi's best-kept secret

H.I.S. Singapore and Kochi Prefecture

What's the secret behind the famous Kochi Yuzu?H.I.S. Singapore will take you on a trip to Umaji Village, Kochi Prefecture, where 50% of Japan's Yuzu is produced! As November is the best season for Yuzu, take this chance to meet the local guides, go on farm tours, and discover why their Yuzu is so unique.
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15:00

An Awe-tumn Treat with JR-EAST HOTELS

JR EAST HOTELS

Are you planning to visit Japan in the late months of the year? Depending on where you are in Japan, you can experience both autumn and winter! Join JR-EAST HOTELS in this webinar where they will bring us to enjoy the best of autumn and winter in East Japan. Known as Little Kyoto of the North, Kakunodate is famous as an autumn destination. Our friends in wanoi KAKUNODATE will introduce this beautiful town and the different autumnal activities there. While enjoying the virtual tour, have a taste of Japanese winter with Hotel Metropolitan Edmont Tokyo as you dig into their fresh and decadent seasonal Fruits Sando, a popular Edmont delicacy.
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17:00

Live from Kagawa: Ritsurin Garden Light-Up

Kagawa Prefecture Tourism Association

Enjoy the fall colours like never before at Ritsurin Garden, one of Kagawa Prefecture’s top attractions. The garden’s nighttime light-ups, put on twice a year for the autumn foliage and spring cherry blossoms, transports you to a fantastic world unlike anything seen in daytime. We’ll be livestreaming this year’s fall light-up! Join us to see the incredible autumn scenery wrapped in colour and light with your own eyes.
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19:00

JR Stories: Rail Travel in Japan

JAPAN RAIL CAFE

Join us in JR STORIES—a series of talks where the JAPAN RAIL CAFE community will share personal travel stories and news regarding rail travel in Japan. This time, we're embarking on a nationwide tour led by our guest speakers Rachell Tan (@pxdkitty), Norika from Rikkyo University, and a special food segment with nomono!
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19:00

Kanpai! Niigata Sake Workshop & Joyful Trains

JAPAN RAIL CAFE

Have you been to Niigata before? Niigata is known for producing some of Japan’s finest sake. Unwind with us in this Niigata Sake Workshop where we will be tasting 3 different popular Sake variants while visiting the famous Obata Sake Brewery! Sake Sommelier, Adrian, will be taking us on a virtual trip and tasting session, while sharing deep insights to understanding Sake. And what’s visiting Niigata without experiencing a Joyful Train ride on board the Kairi (a restaurant-themed train) and Koshino Shu*kura (a sake-themed train)? Kanpai!
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21:00

Enjoy an authentic farm stay in Akita!

Akita Tourism

Akita is home to some of the warmest people you can ever meet! Travel like a local and indulge in a truly Akita experience as we welcome you into a local guest house, Sakekoshimai.
Meet the adorable Mr Yamauchi and learn how to make Kiritampo, a must-try local cuisine of Akita! What's more, you'll get to harvest the rice that will be used to make the dish as well!
Prepare to be surprised and entertained by this heartwarming webinar.

11:00

Next Stop, Japan: Nationwide Rail Trip

JR HOKKAIDO, JR WEST, JR KYUSHU

Hop onboard for a nationwide tour around Japan! Hosted by JR West, JR Hokkaido, and JR Kyushu, learn about the newest train additions to their fleet while enjoying the sights and sceneries across the nation. Get updates on the latest safety measures during this ‘new normal’, which allows you to travel with peace of mind in your next rail trip!

13:00

Enjoy autumn rail travel with ekiben!

JR EAST

We think that travelling by rail is the best way to explore Japan. Do you think so too? Sit back and relax as we bring you on an autumn railway journey to eastern Japan! Enjoy ekiben (lunch box for eating on the train) as we introduce ekiben culture, travelling on Joyful Trains (unique themed trains), colourful autumn foliage spots and fun activities in eastern Japan!
Buy ticket now!

15:00

Full of Love: Furoshiki Gift Wrapping with Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines

In the upcoming season of giving, inject an element of Japan into gifting and join Japan Airlines (JAL) cabin attendants as they show you how to wrap your presents using the age-old art of Furoshiki – the traditional Japanese technique of wrapping and transporting valuable items. Experience the warmth of Japanese hospitality as the cabin attendants take you through a step-by-step Furoshiki tutorial, while sharing with you the meaning of Omotenashi, travel tips and behind-the-scenes stories in the life of a cabin attendant on JAL. Your journey to true Japanese hospitality begins with Japan Airlines.Be the first 30 to pre-register for this event to receive a free Furoshiki cloth, an exclusive gift from Japan Airlines.

17:00

Okinawa -Oasis of Japan-

Okinawa

Let's take a getaway to the southernmost part of Japan: Okinawa. Enjoy its pristine sea, untouched nature, and friendly people from this sunny island. We'll show you how unique the culture & history of Okinawa is as compared to the rest of Japan—let us bring Okinawa to you through our traditional live performances in this webinar!

Online Travel Booths

22 Nov
11:00-14:00, 15:00-18:00

SEE YOU ONLINE Join us for a live chat
with our friendly travel partners

Miss travelling to Japan? Now you can start planning for your next long-awaited trip! Join us and have a live chat with our friendly travel partners! Think luxurious hotels, hidden spots and insider tips; let our travel partners tell you about Japan's best kept secrets! Similar to a travel fair, except done virtually! Held on the "Remo" online platform, simply enter the room and join any of the available travel booths! Our travel partners from Japan will join us for this special day and share insights to travelling to Japan. Admission is free!

REMO Instructions for use
  • 1

    Check Booth Information and enter Remo

  • 2

    Locate your booth of interest

  • 3

    Talk to the travel specialist!

  • 4

    Visit other booths

  • 5

    Enjoy your time and plan for your next trip to Japan!

You can stand a chance to win
in the Grand Lucky Draw!

Booth Information

Konnichiwa! Introducing our line up of booth sponsors, including prefectural governments and private enterprises from Japan! Similar to a travel fair, you can have live chats with them and visit different booths of interest! They look forward to sharing more insights on Japan travel with you!

Ehime Prefecture

The word "Ehime" can be interpreted to mean "beautiful women", and Ehime has a mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings to match its name. It is surrounded by the Seto Inland Sea, which is known as the Aegean Sea of Japan, history and culture that was fostered in a land full of beautiful nature that changes with the seasons, and a long tradition of warm hospitality.

H.I.S. Singapore
& Kochi Prefecture

Did you know? Kochi Prefecture produces 50% of the total quantity of Japan's famous Yuzu! Also, Kochi is known for its beautiful abundance of nature and unique culture. H.I.S. Singapore will collaborate with Kochi Prefecture to introduce the recommended destinations and activities in Kochi. For those who visit the booth, we will be giving away a mask case made from Kochi's Washi paper! Please join us and see you at our booth!

HOKKAIDO

Hello everyone! What kind of image do you all have about Hokkaido? 👋 Hokkaido is not only known for its beautiful scenery, sightseeing spots and delicious food. At our travel booth, we will be conducting a mini-webinar, to introduce you to the charms of Hokkaido in various themes, such as activities, food, etc. There is also time allocated for participants to freely ask us questions, so please come join us!

Home of Mt. FUJI, SHIZUOKA

Shizuoka is famous of Mt. Fuji and green tea. Shizuoka goes beyond simply producing tea and introduces the pleasures of tea to the world through a variety of tea-themed facilities. Gyokuronosato, surrounded by beautiful mountains in Fujieda, immerses visitors in green tea culture and the traditional Japanese architecture. Visitors can experience traditional tea etiquette and enjoy the tastes of Gyokuro and Matcha tea with the various seasonal senaries.

JAPAN RAIL CAFE

Opened in 2016, JAPAN RAIL CAFE is the world's first rail-themed café operated by JR East. Its aim is to be a “Platform for Real Japan, Platform for Real Communication” where Japan lovers can have a physical space to build a community for sharing their travel experiences and memories.

JR EAST

Travelling by rail is one of the best ways to enjoy a trip to Japan - enjoying ekiben while gazing at the beautiful scenery from the train window...what a relaxing trip! JR East operates shinkansen (bullet trains), commuter trains and Joyful Trains (themed sightseeing trains) in the eastern Japan area. Feel free to chat with us if you have questions about our trains or travelling in eastern Japan! We're eagerly awaiting your visit~

JR EAST HOTELS

JR-East Hotels are located in Tokyo, Nagano, and Tohoku area (Sendai, Yamagata, Morioka, and Akita). We operate 3 categories of hotels, the elegant century-old hotel (5star hotel) "The Tokyo Station Hotel and “mesm TOKYO”, upmarket inner-city hotels (4star hotels) "Metropolitan Hotels", and 3 star hotels "JR-East Hotel Mets". Every Hotel locates within 5 minutes-walk from the JR station and could be the smartest option for sightseeing in areas covered by Japan Rail Pass or JR East Pass.

Kagawa Prefecture Tourism Association

Kagawa Prefecture, on the island of Shikoku, has plenty of attractions: abundant nature (such as the scenic Seto Inland Sea or distinctive Mt. Yashima), healthy and delicious food, art to stimulate the senses, and more. Learn more about recommended sightseeing spots and the best foods in Kagawa! Please stop by!

Our Travel Partners
Grand Lucky Draw
How to Join
  • 1

    Watch any one of our LIVE Programs on our Facebook/ this microsite on 20–22, 27-28 Nov.

  • 2

    Look out for the code flashing in each of our Programs.

  • 3

    Enter code in “Grand Lucky Draw” widget here!

  • 4

    Rinse and repeat: watch as many Programs to increase your chances of winning!

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Increase your chances in winning our Grand Lucky Draw by joining as many webinars as you can! Simply watch out for the 'Code' that will be flashed during the various webinars and fill up the form above. Each unique code will entitle you to an extra chance in this lucky draw. Psst.. watch out for bonus codes that will be released through JAPAN RAIL CAFE's Facebook page. Don't miss this chance to win exclusive prizes that will surely brighten your future trips to Japan!

  • 1st Prize

    2 x Return trip to Tokyo via Japan Airlines
  • 2nd Prize

    1 x JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass
    1 x JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area)
    1 x JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)
  • 3rd Prize

    10 x $20 JAPAN RAIL CAFE vouchers
    10 x $20 JW360º vouchers

Terms & Conditions

  • The Grand Lucky Draw (“Lucky Draw”) is organised by East Japan Railway Company (the “Organiser” or “JR East”) between 20–30 November 2020 (“Period”). Entries will be accepted from this period only.
  • Persons under the age of 18 will not be eligible to participate in the Lucky Draw. The Lucky Draw is open only to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and Employment Pass holders.
  • To increase the chances in the Grand Lucky Draw, participants should register with the same email address for every unique “code” received (1 email + 1 unique code = 1 chance). Repeated registrations with the same email and “code” are considered invalid.
  • All prizes won are non-refundable, and cannot be exchanged for cash, goods, or services.
  • All prizes won are subject to terms and conditions as may be imposed by the relevant partner/organization/restaurant providing the prize.
  • All winners will have to collect their prizes from JAPAN RAIL CAFE, located at Guoco Tower, unless otherwise instructed by the sponsors. Prizes must be collected by 31st January 2021.
  • By participating in the Lucky Draw, participants give their consent to East Japan Railway Company and its travel partners to use these personal data the purposes of prize redemption and promotional materials.
  • In the event of a dispute, East Japan Railway Company reserves the right to make the final decision.

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Home of Mt. FUJI, SHIZUOKA

Shizuoka is famous of Mt. Fuji and green tea. Shizuoka goes beyond simply producing tea and introduces the pleasures of tea to the world through a variety of tea-themed facilities. Gyokuronosato, surrounded by beautiful mountains in Fujieda, immerses visitors in green tea culture and the traditional Japanese architecture. Visitors can experience traditional tea etiquette and enjoy the tastes of Gyokuro and Matcha tea with the various seasonal senaries.

Ehime Prefecture

The word "Ehime" can be interpreted to mean "beautiful women", and Ehime has a mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings to match its name. It is surrounded by the Seto Inland Sea, which is known as the Aegean Sea of Japan, history and culture that was fostered in a land full of beautiful nature that changes with the seasons, and a long tradition of warm hospitality.

Okinawa

Getaway with us to the southernmost part of Japan, Okinawa. Enjoy its pristine sea, untouched nature and friendly people from this sunny island! We would also like to present you how unique the culture & history of Okinawa that is different from other part of Japan too! Join us in this webinar and let us bring you Okinawa in the Okinawan way with our traditional live performance!

HOKKAIDO

Hello everyone! What kind of image do you all have about Hokkaido? 👋 Hokkaido is not only known for its beautiful scenery, sightseeing spots and delicious food. At our travel booth, we will be conducting a mini-webinar, to introduce you to the charms of Hokkaido in various themes, such as activities, food, etc. There is also time allocated for participants to freely ask us questions, so please come join us!

Inter Rice Asia

Inter Rice Asia entered the market in 2008 as a distributor of premium Japanese alcohol in Singapore. We import high quality Japanese sake from boutique sake breweries all over Japan. We pride ourselves on having a young, vibrant and dynamic team! We promote a casual but professional culture! Inter Rice Asia Pte Ltd aims to educate and increase the appreciation of Japanese sake in Singapore and all over the world.

Kagawa Prefecture Tourism Association

Kagawa Prefecture, on the island of Shikoku, has plenty of attractions: abundant nature (such as the scenic Seto Inland Sea or distinctive Mt. Yashima), healthy and delicious food, art to stimulate the senses, and more. Learn more about recommended sightseeing spots and the best foods in Kagawa! Please stop by!

JR EAST

Travelling by rail is one of the best ways to enjoy a trip to Japan - enjoying ekiben while gazing at the beautiful scenery from the train window...what a relaxing trip! JR East operates shinkansen (bullet trains), commuter trains and Joyful Trains (themed sightseeing trains) in the eastern Japan area. Feel free to chat with us if you have questions about our trains or travelling in eastern Japan! We're eagerly awaiting your visit~

Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association (JSS) has established in 1953 via the Japanese Act on Securing of Liquor Tax and on Liquor Business Associations. Ensuring safe and secure liquor business transactions, it oversees the promotion, development and distribution of sake and shochu in Japan and around the world. The association is comprised of 1700 members, including 273 shochu distilleries throughout the country.

B-biz LINK

Beppu B-biz LINK is a DMO in Beppu, and we are in charged of making Beppu a better destination for foreign tourists. We corporate with a travel agent FREEPLUS, and handle tours coming to Kyushu area including Beppu. Recently, we are also focusing on digital marketing using videos of the history of Beppu onsen

Akita Tourism

Akita Tourism aims to promote tourism in Odate City, Kitaakita City, Kosaka Town, and Kamikoani Village located in northern Akita Prefecture. Partnering with local businesses to develop the market for locally produced products, we are continuously striving to share the best of Japan with the rest of the world.

H.I.S. Singapore
& Kochi Prefecture

Did you know? Kochi Prefecture produces 50% of the total quantity of Japan's famous Yuzu! Also, Kochi is known for its beautiful abundance of nature and unique culture. H.I.S. Singapore will collaborate with Kochi Prefecture to introduce the recommended destinations and activities in Kochi. For those who visit the booth, we will be giving away a mask case made from Kochi's Washi paper! Please join us and see you at our booth!

nomono

A specialty store where you’ll find many beautiful gifts, specialty snacks and food products sourced from various different regions of Japan. some of which are available for the first time in an overseas market.

Check out our retail store
・Retail Store @JW360º
 (JEWEL Changi Airport)
・Retail Corner
 @JAPAN RAIL CAFE
・Online shop @Shopee
・Online shop @LAZADA

JR WEST

JR West is in charge of operating areas that have many popular tourist destinations, such as Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Kanazawa, and Hiroshima. JR WEST Rail Pass as a regional type of JR Pass is much more reasonable than JR Pass.
In addition, the “Hello Kitty Shinkansen” and “Hello Kitty Airport Limited Express Haruka” to the West Japan area are now in operation and are enjoyed by many foreign customers.

Shikoku Railway Company

How about enjoying the rich natural beauty of Shikoku from a scenic train window?
On the train, a personal attendant will serve meals prepared with locally produced ingredients and well known local specialties from the area. Interact with locals and enjoy the feel of being one of them.
We are taking adequate measures against COVID-19 by conducting temperature screening and disinfecting areas used by passengers with alcohol, so please rest assured when boarding the train. We look forward to having you on board.

ALPICO GROUP

Eating Michelin-worthy foods in Tokyo, driving around Hokkaido and bathing in a cozy hot spring in Tohoku … Been there, done that already? How about visiting “Kamikochi”, the most beautiful national park in Japan next year? Kamikochi is one of the most easy-to-access national parks in Japan with an extensive bus network, provided by ALPICO GROUP. This is a place for every Japan lover to visit once in a lifetime.

HOKKAIDO RAILWAY COMPANY

JR Hokkaido is a passenger railway company in Hokkaido connecting cities such as Sapporo, Hakodate, Asahikawa, Kushiro and Otaru. For foreign tourists, we offer “Hokkaido Rail Pass” which allows unlimited rides on our trains in Hokkaido at a reasonable price within validity period! Reserved seats for the limited express trains and sightseeing trains can also be used. Let's travel around Hokkaido by train!

HOKKAIDO RAILWAY COMPANY

JR Hokkaido is a passenger railway company in Hokkaido connecting cities such as Sapporo, Hakodate, Asahikawa, Kushiro and Otaru. For foreign tourists, we offer “Hokkaido Rail Pass” which allows unlimited rides on our trains in Hokkaido at a reasonable price within validity period! Reserved seats for the limited express trains and sightseeing trains can also be used. Let's travel around Hokkaido by train!

JAPAN RAIL CAFE

Opened in 2016, JAPAN RAIL CAFE is the world's first rail-themed café operated by JR East. Its aim is to be a “Platform for Real Japan, Platform for Real Communication” where Japan lovers can have a physical space to build a community for sharing their travel experiences and memories.

JR EAST HOTELS

JR-East Hotels are located in Tokyo, Nagano, and Tohoku area (Sendai, Yamagata, Morioka, and Akita). We operate 3 categories of hotels, the elegant century-old hotel (5star hotel) "The Tokyo Station Hotel" and “mesm TOKYO”, upmarket inner-city hotels (4star hotels) "Metropolitan Hotels", and 3 star hotels "JR-East Hotel Mets". Every Hotel locates within 5 minutes-walk from the JR station and could be the smartest option for sightseeing in areas covered by Japan Rail Pass or JR East Pass.

JR KYUSHU

JR Kyushu offers the more comfortable travel by Shinkansen and D&S train.D&S Trains, short for "Design & Story," are full of beautiful "design", "interior", and more unique contents. Not just comfortable as transportation, it will be unforgettable precious memory just to board the D&S trains. They are traveling around the Kyushu with many excitements and stories. And in each areas in Kyushu, D&S trains which having local materials and attractiveness is operated.

Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines was founded in 1951 and has been serving Singapore for more than 60 years. Today, the airline operates direct flights between Singapore and Tokyo, and has a wide network of 405 airports in 66 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners. Awarded as one of the most punctual major international airlines and a certified 5-Star Airline by Skytrax with the World’s Best Economy Class Seat, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and quality in every aspect of its service and aims to become of the most preferred and valued airlines in the world.