Japanese Transport Minister Seiji Maehara once again attempted to ease fears about Japan Airlines' weak financial prospects, saying at a Friday news conference that "there is no change at all in our policy that the government will back up" the airline if it is in imminent danger of collapse. JAL's share price hit a seven-year low Friday, driven by concern over the struggling carrier's effort to develop a viable restructuring plan (ATWOnline, Oct. 14). Maehara expressed misgivings about JAL's ...

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