Japan transport ministry says to continue probe of battery maker

TOKYO Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:09am EST

TOKYO Jan 21 (Reuters) - Japan's transport ministry said on Monday it will continue its investigation into problems with batteries used in Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner jet and manufactured by Japanese battery maker GS Yuasa Corp.

A ministry official said there was no timetable for how long the investigation will last.

Japan's Civil Aviation Bureau will send an official to the Kyoto-based battery maker on Tuesday after U.S. and Japanese aviation safety officials visited a factory there on Monday.

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