United Airlines has reduced the number of MileagePlus miles required for award travel within Japan by up to 50%.
The new Japan award pricing took effect on June 2, 2015.
You can access United’s web page for this announcement here.
New mileage requirements:
The train is the way to go on shorter routes within Japan. The United awards have been over priced considering the fares offered and what AA has been charging for awards on JAL.