A controversial exhibit about freedom of expression has reopened at an international art festival in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan.
Aichi Triennale 2019 opened on August 1. But three days later, one of its exhibits was called off due to threats over some of the works on display. They included a statue symbolizing those referred to as wartime comfort women.
The renovated main building of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum reopened on Thursday.
The main building opened in 1955, 10 years after the atomic bombing of the city. It has been closed since 2017 to be made more earthquake-resistant. The displays also underwent major renovation for the first time since 1991.
Road access between an island in western Japan and the mainland has been restored. It was severed after a foreign cargo ship on Monday collided with the bridge that provides the only link by car. But it may take at least two weeks before water supplies are back to normal.
Suo-Oshima Town in Yamaguchi Prefecture is located in the Inland Sea and has about 9,000 households.
Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, fully reopened on Friday morning. The airport was severely damaged by a powerful typhoon earlier this month, forcing the suspension of most of its operations.
All services resumed at the North Wing of Terminal 1, which includes the departure lobby for international flights. Part of the terminal and Terminal 2 as well as 2 runways had already reopened.
The operator of typhoon-hit Kansai International Airport in Japan has reopened part of its main passenger facility, Terminal 1. More than 120 flights will be handled at the terminal on Friday.
Terminal 2 resumed service last Friday using Runway B. The building mainly hosts operations for budget airlines. Storm surges caused by Typhoon Jebi largely spared that terminal even though most of the airport was flooded on September 4th.
A runway at Narita Airport near Tokyo has reopened after being closed for several hours due to a passenger plane that mistakenly entered a taxiway under construction.
One of the 2 runways at the airport was closed at 3:45 PM on Monday when the Air Canada plane from Montreal became stuck in the tarmac.