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Transport minister Seiji Maehara said Friday that Japan and the United States will hold an extra day of talks in Washington after failing to strike an agreement on an open skies accord to liberalize their civil aviation markets.

After four days of talks, Maehara said the two sides have not ironed out details on the allocation of slots at Narita International Airport and Tokyo’s Haneda airport and added without any elaboration that technical issues remained.

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