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OSAKA — Leaders of four Osaka-based business organizations and the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren) agreed Tuesday on a plan for how the private sector should finance the construction of a second runway at Kansai International Airport.

The business community has been discussing ways of dividing the 42 billion yen financial burden needed between fiscal 1996 and 2011 to complete the runway by 2007 and which the private sector has pledged to pay. The leaders said they will ask 970 shareholding firms of Kansai International Airport Co. to make additional investments worth about 70 percent of what each has initially invested.

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