• Kyodo News


Inclement weather and U.S. President Barack Obama’s departure delayed more than 500 flights by at least 30 minutes at Haneda airport in Tokyo on Saturday and caused more than 20 to be canceled, the transport ministry said.

Strong winds and rain restricted the use of runways from early in the morning, causing more than 100 flight delays or cancellations by noon, the Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry said.

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