The nation’s two major airlines and the Japan Railway group carriers are engaged in a cutthroat fare war in western Japan.

The competition was triggered in July when Japan Airlines broke into routes from Tokyo’s Haneda airport to Okayama, Yamaguchi-Ube and Toyama.

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