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Natural disasters

Typhoon leaves Kansai Airport operator questioning future responsibility

Confusion threatens potential privatization of other gateways in Japan

Kansai Airport was left flooded by Typhoon Jebi last month.    © Kyodo

OSAKA -- Kansai Airport was crowded as usual on Oct. 3, with Chinese tourists traveling for China National Day. Annie Han, a 32 year-old visitor from Shenzhen, had toured Osaka, Kyoto and Nara for six days with her boyfriend. "I love Japan because it is clean and people are kind," she said.

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