JAL to Renew Uniforms, Invest 10 B. Yen before 2020 Games

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Tokyo, Aug. 24 (Jiji Press)--Japan Airlines <9201> plans to redesign its uniforms and make a fresh investment of 10 billion yen ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The uniforms of its flight attendants and ground and other staff will be renewed in April 2020, for the first time in about seven years. JAL will solicit ideas for scarfs for its 11th-generation uniforms, the company said Thursday.

"I hope to get ideas for uniforms that are memorable and friendly," President Yuji Akasaka told a press conference.

Akasaka also said the investment will be made to improve the convenience of its services for foreign visitors.

JAL has set a target of transporting two million foreign passengers from Tokyo to other regions in 2020, up more than threefold from the current level, he also said.

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