Japan to issue approval at 1000 GMT for Boeing's 787 return to flight

TOKYO, April 26 Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:30am EDT

TOKYO, April 26 (Reuters) - The Japanese government will issue approval at 1900 Japan time (1000 GMT) for Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner to resume flight, according to a notice posted at the transport ministry's press club.

Earlier in the day, Akihiro Ota, Japan's transport minister, told reporters that Tokyo would give the green light later on Friday.