Typhoon Damage Closes One of Japan’s Largest Airports Indefinitely

Sept. 4, 2018

TOKYO—One of Japan’s largest airports, Kansai International, was closed indefinitely by damage from the nation’s most powerful typhoon in 25 years.

The bridge that links the island airport with the mainland was hit by a storm-driven tanker ship Tuesday, shearing off one chunk and dislodging a section of roadway from the rest of the bridge. At the airport itself, one runway was under water and one terminal’s basement was flooded, an airport spokesman said.

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