As a powerful typhoon tore through Japan this week, travelers at Kansai International Airport looked out on a terrifying void: Where there should have seen the runway, they saw only the sea.
"Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level. A Disaster in Japan Shows What Can Go Wrong." is from the September 07, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Hiroko Tabuchi and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.