SIN-KIX-SIN via TPE. Almost full flight on inaugural service but less than five passengers from Singapore headed to Osaka the rest got off at Taipei. Fairly standard procedure transit passengers have to exit the plane with all belongings at TPE airport for another security screening. KIX flights are staffed with two Japanese crew members with very proficient English and somewhat friendlier. There’s a new menu with more selections but meal portions can be improved. Inflight announcements for TPE-KIX should also be made in Chinese but not English since less than a handful are transit passengers. They should also offer change in the local currency for F&B sales. One particular FA (customer service manager) on the inbound flight gave really awful announcements. Although total flight time adds up to more than eight hours from SIN to KIX there is huge potential if the price is right.