More than 11.4 million foreign nationals arrived in Japan in the first six months of 2016, a record high and the first time the figure has surpassed the 10 million mark. Photo: AFP

Japan’s Narita airport plans third runway amid tourist surge

Addition would increase take-off and landing slots from 300,000 a year at present to around 500,000

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More than 11.4 million foreign nationals arrived in Japan in the first six months of 2016, a record high and the first time the figure has surpassed the 10 million mark. Photo: AFP
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.