Susumu Yamaji, former president and chairman of Japan Airlines, died in Tokyo May 27 at the age of 80. Yamaji joined JAL in July 1985 after a career in the Ministry of Transport and other government agencies. He was appointed president in December 1985 and helped to restore the airline following the August crash of a 747 in which 520 people were killed. He also oversaw the privatization of JAL in 1987. In June 1990 he was appointed vice-chairman, subsequently becoming chairman in 1991. ...

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