Akira Kondo, president of Japan Airlines Co., and Susumu Yamaji, JAL’s chairman, will step down in June to take responsibility for the carrier’s poor performance, it was announced March 17.

Isao Kaneko, currently senior managing director, is expected to succeed Kondo following a board meeting to officially select the company’s new head in June. It remains unclear who will take over Yamaji’s post, Kondo said.

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