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No. 351, December 1998

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American Companies in Japan


TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT

In a milestone for the aircraft industry and for U.S.-Japan commercial relations, BOEING CO. delivered the 100th 747 jumbo jet to JAPAN AIRLINES CO., LTD. The long-range 747-400 is configured to carry 348 passengers -- 12 in first class, 99 in business and the rest in economy. The plane will be used on JAL's international routes. The partnership between Boeing and JAL goes back 30 years.

An exchange rate of ¥121=$1.00 was used in this report.
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