Latest Jiji Press Stories

2008-10-11 18:00:30

Tokyo, Oct. 11 (Jiji Press)--Major convenience store chain Lawson Inc. has acquired preferential negotiating rights for the acquisition of industry competitor am/pm Japan Co. from Rex Holdings Inc., informed sources said Saturday.

2008-10-09 18:00:28

Tokyo, Oct. 9 (Jiji Press)--Shinagawa Refractories Co. and JFE Refractories Corp., a unit of JFE Steel Corp., said Thursday they are studying their business integration in October 2009. Shinagawa Refractories is expected to absorb the smaller peer.

2008-10-09 18:00:26

Tokyo, Oct. 9 (Jiji Press)--The government will give up on its plan to restrict foreign ownership of Japanese airport operators after a study panel discussing equity regulations for airport firms agreed Thursday that it will base its debate on nondiscriminatory rules.

2008-10-07 18:00:31

Tokyo, Oct. 7 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government will consider obliging oil and gas firms to use new energy sources to reduce their reliance on fossil fuel, officials said Tuesday. An advisory panel to the economy, trade and industry minister will discuss details.

2008-10-07 18:00:18

Tokyo, Oct. 7 (Jiji Press)--Major Japanese beverage firm Kirin Holdings Co. said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its Australian Dairy Farmers' yogurt license to New Zealand's leading dairy firm Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd.

2008-10-07 18:00:08

Tokyo, Oct. 7 (Jiji Press)--Cyberdyne Inc. and Daiwa House Industry Co. said Tuesday they will begin leasing a robotic suit that assists the disabled who wear it with basic movements such as walking, sitting and standing.

2008-10-06 18:00:24

Tokyo, Oct. 6 (Jiji Press)--Galaxy Airlines, the air cargo arm of Japanese transportation service group SG Holdings Co., reported to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism on Monday that it will close down.

2008-10-06 18:00:16

Tokyo, Oct. 6 (Jiji Press)--The key 225-issue Nikkei average was sharply lower in early trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Monday, losing more than 300 points briefly. At 9:25 a.m., the average was down 310.19 points from Friday at 10,627.95, the lowest level since late October 2004.

2008-10-03 18:00:24

Tokyo, Oct. 3 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Friday it will help India upgrade its technology for processing coal for use in thermal power generation.

2008-10-03 18:00:08

Tokyo, Oct. 3 (Jiji Press)--NTT Communications Corp. said Friday that a fully owned subsidiary has acquired APT Satellite Telecommunications Ltd. (APTT), a data center operator in Hong Kong. The unit, NTT Com Asia Ltd. in Hong Kong, purchased all outstanding shares in APTT from Skywork Corp.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.