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North Carolina welcomes historic visit by Kishida

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By MAKIYA SEMINERA

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All of that investment and employment, and still there's no direct commercial flights to Japan from North Carolina. Kishida might want to work on that when he gets back home; if JAL can support a 787 route to Boston, it should be feasible to route one through Charlotte too.

Well, at least they got some barbeque out of the deal. However, it's not mentioned if it's Eastern NC style or Western NC style. This is critical information, AP!

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@Arrrgh-Type

Exactly, just another show for optics.

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North Carolina is not a particularly popular tourist destination. It’s not anybody’s fault that there are no direct flights from there to Japan.

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there's no direct commercial flights to Japan from North Carolina. Kishida might want to work on that when he gets back home; if JAL can support a 787 route to Boston, it should be feasible to route one through Charlotte too.

Airline routes are principally based on supply and demand.

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There is an old adage, "If you build it they will come". Create an economically beneficial stopover route to Charlotte with perhaps a few flights a week. Japanese people love visiting new destinations.

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EastmanToday  09:33 am JST

cool RayBan glasses Fumio...

Those are called Safety Goggles. Not sunglasses. Hope this helps.

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Japan's been constantly building car plants and branches in many places in the US, which is good for them, but I'd like to see them building more plants in various places in Japan.

Outside Aichi and the major metropolises in Japan, the economy is suffering and depopulation is accelerating.

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I see J-politicians spring vacations are in full swing!!!

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Folks, I'm not surprised to see blowback to my comment, so let me state my case. Charlotte Douglas is a major hub for American, JAL's alliance partner, that would allow for quick transfer on AA all over the east coast of the US. CLT carries millions of more passengers per year than Logan (or IAH, or SFO, or Newark, or SeaTac, for that matter), so it's not some tiny airport. North Carolina is now top 10 in US population, Charlotte and Raleigh are reguarly among the fastest-growing cities in the US, and it has the aforementioned nation-leading investment ties with Japan. No, no one is going to confuse it with Hawaii, but there's very strong non-tourist business reasons to do so.

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Charlotte is a major airline hub, they could try a few flights and see how they sell.

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