The Japanese government is preparing to extend a loan of approximately ¥100 billion ($1.04 billion) to Japan Airlines, Finance Minister Kaoru Yosano said. Speaking to reporters yesterday, Yosano said he received a request from Transport Minister Kazuyoshi Kaneko for the loan through the Development Bank of Japan. "We hope to cooperate through DBJ loans" but the aid only will be granted "on the premise that [JAL] must do its best to improve management," he said. According to the Nikkei, ...

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