New Haneda airport flight paths open above central Tokyo


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It's my favorite airport in all of Japan. Just wish they'd improve and extend the monorail.

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But until now flight paths passed only over Tokyo Bay, partly because a large portion of airspace over Tokyo and surrounding areas is controlled by the U.S. military.

It always makes me feel strange that people don't think there's something wrong with Japan-U.S. security relations, taking it for granted that the U.S. Forces Japan can make free use of much of Japan's airspace, not only over Tokyo but in many parts of Japan.

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What planes will fly it? Hasn’t the author realized that there is an issue currently with planes not flying? Corona? Wake up!

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@Tom: It's been a long time planning and will be used for sure. Not only does it relieve congestion in the air, on some flights shortens time in the air - saving fuel, lowering pollution. Traffic will return.

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In order to understand how U.S. Air Base Yokota's RAPCON constrains air traffic for inbound and outbound commercial aircraft at Haneda, click open "Yokota Airspace" (

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A sushi restaurant in Haneda Airport is one of the best: fresh and delicious yet affordable.

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Myopic, nit-picking and unphilosophical inspite of his namesake.

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