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JR East and ANA post losses amid prolonged pandemic

Tokyo commuter train operator downgrades forecast amid state of emergency

Japan's transport sector faces a grim reality: High COVID numbers and a state of emergency are keeping people off trains and airplanes. (Source photos by Koji Uema and Akira Kodaka)

TOKYO -- Japan's three major railways posted losses for the April-December period, while All Nippon Airways owner ANA Holdings suffered a net loss of as much as 309 billion yen ($2.95 billion) as the novel coronavirus and its impact prove long-lasting.

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