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About 1,100 people watched the first sunrise of the year Friday on six special New Year flights arranged by three Japanese airlines, with passengers on some of the flights also getting a view of Mount Fuji.

Struggling Japan Airlines Corp., which is seeking a turnaround under state supervision, operated three of the flights, each departing from and landing back at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Narita airport east of the capital and Kansai airport in Osaka Prefecture, carrying a combined 750 people.

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