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Kansai airport makeover 'necessary' for inbound tourism: operator

$635m project to double gateway's capacity and lift COVID-hit Osaka

Kansai International Airport is undergoing a major renovation to welcome more foreign tourists ahead of Osaka’s hosting of the World Expo in 2025.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Kansai International Airport, in western Japan, is undergoing a major renovation to welcome more foreign tourists ahead of Osaka's hosting of the World Expo in 2025. The airport's operator says the 70 billion yen ($635 million) project is "what the Kansai region needs," despite the heavy blow from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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