Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has flagged the possibility of more flights to Japan as a result of the introduction of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Jetstar will be the first low-cost carrier in the world to get the composite aircraft, which is 20 per cent more fuel-efficient than the aircraft it replaces.
The first of Jetstar's 15 787-8s will be delivered mid to late next year, allowing it to progressively transfer its fleet of 11 Airbus A330s to Qantas Domestic. Three of the delayed hi-tech planes are expected to be delivered by the end of the year.
Qantas has also been buoyed by the response of the Japanese market to its low-cost joint venture, Jetstar Japan.
The government of Japan has bestowed one of that nation's highest honors on a Japanese-American, a former U.S. Soldier and World War II veteran, for his work furthering relationships between the Japanese and Americans. (army.mil )
This Monday, members of the seminal metal band X Japan were in Odaiba rubbing shoulders with the likes of Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga and AKB48′s Yuko Oshima. The catch? They were all made out of wax. (Japan Times )