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TOKYO – The closure of a major Japanese airport swept by a typhoon is raising concerns about the impact on the tourist traffic, mainly from China and Southeast Asia.
Kansai International Airport officials said Wednesday they were not sure when the airport could reopen.
Although a damaged track was largely cleared, other equipment safely fly was not operational.
People a visit to Japan said that they were concerned and rushing to change flights.
About 3,000 passengers stranded at the airport overnight have left. They were given blankets and biscuits to them gradually to the left by boats and buses.
The airport served 28 million passengers last year, a number that is expected to grow.
It serves Osaka as well as the port city of Kobe and the ancient capital of Kyoto, both popular with tourists.