All the previous talk wasn't about 1-stop at all :
Apr 2002 : "Rumours are begin to fly that Varig (in codeshare with United) is going to start non-stop Miami-Tokyo service. They have already applied for the slots (3 landings/take-offs a week). If they do, knowing how protective AA
is of all thier turfs, could MIA
be in AA
Oct 2002 : "From a traditionally reliable source at the FlyerTalk message boards, Northwest Airlines, following the very successful launch of MIA
, is considering launching non-stop service between Miami and Tokyo Narita. "
(those were exact quotes, no editing to spelling or grammar made)
It's clear that one person has been calling for NONSTOP service between the airports since 2002, if not earlier, and said person is frustrated / disappointed / upset that no airline has been willing to validate his vision for the past 14 years.