Self-assessed problem loans at the nation’s 910 deposit-accepting financial institutions totaled 80.6 trillion yen as of March 31, down slightly from a year earlier, the Financial Supervisory Agency said Friday.

The figure at the end of March 1998 was 81.2 trillion yen. This excluded loans at the now nationalized Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan and Nippon Credit Bank, the agency said. With the inclusion of figures for these banks, the total would have come to 87.3 trillion yen.

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