JAL chairman set to retire

8th Feb 2008

The chairman of Japan Airlines Corporation and
Japan Airlines International, Toshiyuki Shinmachi, will retire from the
board on March 31, 2008. Toshiyuki Shinmachi (65) was elected president of JAL, Asia and Japan’s
largest airline group, in June 2004 after an airline career focused
primarily on the cargo transportation business. On April 1, 2005 he
assumed the position of JAL Group CEO. On June 2006, he took up his
current position as JAL Group chairman.

Born on January 20, 1943, Mr. Shinmachi joined JAL in April 1965 after
graduating from Gakushuin University where he studied politics and
economics. He spent nearly his entire career in JAL’s cargo department
which included three overseas assignments in Frankfurt, Hong Kong and
New York.

As C.E.O and Chairman Toshiyuki Shinmachi has played a key role in JAL
Group’s business revival which is progressing well, as indicated by the
JAL Group’s FY2007 third quarter results announced today. His
significant contribution to the strengthening of safety at the JAL has
ensured that safety has been re-established as the airline group’s No.1

No successor has been appointed to the position of chairman. The
position will remain vacant after Mr. Shinmachi retires.


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