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... you can see the new runway has a small gap in it where the local farmers will not sell their land. Even the taxiway is incomplete and makes a sharp bend around a parcel of privately held land.
My question is (for those of you with more knowledge of Japanese politics and the goings-on at NRT), will this runway ever be complete to its full length? It looks like it has the potential to be a full-length widebody runway. Will those farmers ever give in, now that they are completely surrounded by the airfield? I know the plans for a crosswind runway were abandoned, but the completion of a full-length parallel runway would really be a shot in the arm to NRT.