• Kyodo


The government has received approval from the United States to set new commercial flight routes in U.S.-controlled airspace over Tokyo’s Haneda airport in order to increase services ahead of the 2020 Olympics, government sources said Tuesday.

The U.S. has controlled huge areas of airspace over the capital and vicinity since the end of World War II. Tokyo will explore whether the latest move could eventually lead to Washington formally returning more of the airspace, the sources said.

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