A few weeks ago the Yomiuri News on-line reported the following:
An equipment that could inspect liquid to know whether it was an explosive would be introduced into the traveling connection check points (at all the 9 locations) at the international airline of Narita Airport on the 10th (April).
The measure in regulating the carrying of liquid into the airplane for anti-terrorism purpose was eased, and if safety was confirmed, one could carry it along. This was the first time in the country.
Since the airplane terrorist plotted to use liquefied explosives was revealed in
in 2006, restrictions were carried out in all countries. Liquid objects such as
alcohol and lotion of duty-free goods that exceeded 100 ml would be confiscated
at the checking locations. Britain
However, as the confiscation of duty-free goods incident one succeeded another, dissatisfaction had come out from the visitors. In the West or in
the carrying was allowed on the condition of an inspection. The Ministry of
Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism also changed its directive in
January this year. The Narita International Airport Company said that in Narita
there were about 500 confiscations a month on average. Australia
In Narita, about twenty percent of the users were interline connection passengers.
Incheon airport which was having a rival relation had already introduced it. A person
in charge of the company also said that "is it not wanting to say that since
there is a transit in Incheon, the item is confiscated in Narita". South Korea
The checking relaxation is good news for the travelers.