• Kyodo


Japan will adhere to its goal of disposing of banks’ nonperforming loans within three years, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi told U.S. President George W. Bush on Tuesday.

Speaking before reporters after meeting with Bush, Koizumi said he clarified to the president Japan’s policy on resolving the bad-loan issue.

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