According to Mainichi, a huge numbers of migratory locusts have invaded the island of the No 2 runway at Japan’s Kansai International Airport that is due to open on August 2, prompting an extermination effort.
Kansai International Airport is located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay, off the shore of Sennan district in Osaka Prefecture.
I never knew that there are locusts in Japan. The locusts were first noticed in large numbers on June 9, and now it’s estimated that a million locusts are around the new runway on the reclaimed island.
On Wednesday the airport workers sprayed chemicals as part of an extermination effort and mowed the grass where the locusts live.
Some wonder if the large number of insects is a sign that the airport will be buzzing with business once the second runway opens lol.