While the cabin is starting to show it's age, and is not as fancy as the new First Class Suites that are popping up, this product is still amazing.
The suite itself, while door-less, is very private. I was traveling with a partner, and found it quite easy to talk to each other, but with the partitions raised, I cannot see her at all.
The seat is roomy, and for a 6foot, 250lb guy, I had plenty of space to toss and turn and sleep. And JAL still provides a mattress pads with the choice of firm or soft.
The service is top notch, the cabin crew were all super friendly, and was available immediately as soon as you needed them, but at no point did they feel intrusive.
The food is one of the true highlights of the flight. This meal would be great even if it was at a restaurant on the ground. My favorite dish was the tuna, which was made with fresh high grade O-toro. It was so good, I ordered 2 plates.
I slept for majority of the flight so I could not try all the food, but everything we did have was delicious.
This F cabin does have the seatbelt on the ottoman which means couples could dine together. Although it is a little awkward as the person sitting on the ottoman has their back leaning on the TV, but other than that, it was fun to be able to dine with your significant other on the plane.
My small gripe is that JAL no longer serves Dean Deluca ice cream in first, and now it's just haagen daaz which seems too "plain" for First class imo.
The amenities kit is now by Etro, (it was loewe last time I flew with JAL) and for ladies a CDP face mask was given, while men got the Shiseido grooming kit, I opted to get the CDP facemask for myself as well, as men can also appreciate a good face mask.
The PJs offered is now unbranded, the old ones had a JAL logo, I found these new PJs to be much softer than before, and are very comfortable. They fit big, the Large actually for me when I am usually a XXL in street clothes.
Overall JAL still offers a super amazing First Class with good seats, great service and amazing food.