WHEN THE FORMER AVIATION director for the state of Ohio, the late Norm Crabtree, said in the 1950s that "the airport runway is the most important main street in any town," he surely was not thinking about the fourth runway at Tokyo's close-in Haneda Airport. Hardly, for at that time Japan's busiest airport had only two short runways and did not even have a terminal building. But last year HND handled 66.7 million passengers, according to Airports Council International, ...

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