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The government said Tuesday that financial assistance would be given to Japanese airlines should they be forced to pay huge third-party compensation bills.

The policy was adopted in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, which prompted insurance companies to drastically lower the upper limits of insurance payouts from $2 billion to just $50 million.

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