JAPAN: Open but Still Embattled

The troubles seem far from over for Tokyo's new airport

It looked more like an armory than an airport. In fact, as Tzsuya Tsukushi, a Japanese television newscaster, put it, "Narita resembles nothing so much as Saigon airport during the Viet Nam War." All around the ultramodern terminal and along the highway leading to it, 14,000 Japanese security police stood at the ready, decked out for battle with shields and 4-ft. staves. Out in the nearby fields, clustered around "solidarity huts," more than 6,000 youthful protesters and wizened farmers brandished steel pipes and occasionally lobbed a fire bomb at the...

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