Japanese Transport Minister Seiji Maehara moved to calm nerves over the fate of Japan Airlines, saying at a news conference that he believes JAL can revive itself on its own but that "the government is ready to step in" and offer its support for the loss-making carrier. He told reporters he wanted to quell "excessive anxiety" about the airline, which is restructuring under government supervision after receiving a state-backed loan (ATWOnline, Sept. 29). "I believe JAL still has more than ...

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