I’ve been fortunate to visit Japan numerous times and it’s always been magical — especially the small villages like Kinosaki Onsen. Well, there’s some great news coming because according to The Washington Post: “Japan is inching closer to a full reopening, with an announcement likely in the coming days.”Another sign that they’re reopening is a new budget Japanese airline just announced a new route with an incredible sale, including their lie-flat business class seats.ZIPAIR Tokyo announced it is launching flights between Tokyo Narita and Mineta San José International Airport on December 12. Reservations for the service just opened today and the carrier will offer a low inaugural fare to help drum up business for the new nonstop service between Japan and the Bay Area.RELATED: A Great App for Travelers to JapanZIPAIR was established in 2018 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan Airlines. Offering complimentary Wi-Fi for all classes of travel, the carrier operates the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner configured in a 290-seat layout. One of the few international airlines to provide a contactless inflight experience, ZIPAIR`s self-ordering payment system is accessible to order meals and goods through a personal smartphone or tablet. Based out of Tokyo Narita, ZIPAIR currently operates to 5 international destinations, including Bangkok, Seoul, Honolulu, Singapore, and Los Angeles.But in a few months, you can add San Jose, California to the list as they will initially offer three flights per week between Japan and Northern California. The flight schedules are subject to relevant government approvals. The flight schedule will be as follows:December 12-December 13, 2022ZG30 (Flight number): Departs Narita (NRT) at 16:00 (4pm) and arrives San Jose (SJC) at 8:00 (8am)ZG29: Departs SJC at 10:00 (10am) and arrives NRT a day later at 14:30 (2:30pm)January 2-March 11, 2023:ZG30: Departs Narita (NRT) at 16:00 (4pm) and arrives San Jose (SJC) at 8:10 (8:10am)ZG29: Departs SJC at 10:10 (10:10am) and arrives NRT a day later at 14:30 (2:30pm)If you purchase by November 30 (or until supplies last) the introductory one-way coach fare is $229.80 and a roundtrip business fare is $1,615.Airfare shown above are inclusive of taxes and applicable airport fees. Taxes for the Tokyo-Mineta San José route are converted at 144.45 yen per dollar. (As of September 14, 2022). Each fare includes a maximum of 7kg (15.4 pounds) of carry-on baggage allowance. Additional fees apply for optional services, including inflight meals, checked baggage, seat selection (including in business class).AdvertisementChase Sapphire Preferred® CardEarn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.Enjoy benefits such as a $50 annual Ultimate Rewards Hotel Credit, 5x on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, 3x on dining and 2x on all other travel purchases, plus more.Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel.With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categoriesCount on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024.Read moreThe comments on this page are not provided, reviewed, or otherwise approved by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.Editorial Note: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.