Latest Jiji Press Stories

2008-06-26 18:02:53

Tokyo, June 26 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday the company will overhaul its electricity rate structure in the autumn to adequately reflect surging fuel costs stemming from higher crude oil prices, a move expected to lead to a steep rate hike in January.

2008-06-24 18:02:19

Tokyo, June 24 (Jiji Press)--KDDI Corp. said Tuesday it will start providing a domestic telegram service through a subsidiary in July.

2008-06-20 18:00:34

Tokyo, June 20 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Akira Amari indicated Friday that Teikoku Oil Co. and Nippon Oil Corp. would be the prime candidates to participate in joint natural gas development projects with China.

2008-06-20 18:00:11

Tokyo, June 20 (Jiji Press)--The number of individuals holding shares listed on Japan's Jasdaq Securities Exchange in fiscal 2007 dropped for the first time on record, Jasdaq said Friday. In the year, which ended in March, individual investors shunned the market following the U.S.

2008-06-19 18:00:31

Tokyo, June 19 (Jiji Press)--Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Thursday it has received orders for blast-furnace-gas fired gas turbine-cycle power generation plants from China and South Korea. The value of the orders was not made public.

2008-06-19 18:00:11

Tokyo, June 19 (Jiji Press)--The Digital Business Consortium, an association of 46 major Japanese newspaper publishers, and major adverting agency Dentsu Inc. said Thursday they will set up a joint venture to operate a Web site to sell regional products.

2008-06-18 18:00:27

Tokyo, June 18 (Jiji Press)--Unionized workers of Japan Airlines' domestic flight crews went on strike Wednesday to protest planned pay cuts, likely forcing as many as 38 flights to be canceled Thursday.

2008-06-16 18:00:34

Tokyo, June 16 (Jiji Press)--Sakhalin Energy, the operator of the Sakhalin II oil and gas development project in Russia, has signed a 5.3-billion-dollar project financing deal with a syndicate of banks led by the government-backed Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

2008-06-16 18:00:29

Tokyo, June 16 (Jiji Press)--Some manufacturing plants remained closed in northern Japan Monday following Saturday's powerful earthquake. Workers continued facility checkups at Fujitsu Microelectronics Ltd., based in Kanegasaki, Iwate Prefecture, after it was partially damaged by the quake.

2007-05-30 18:00:19

Tokyo, May 30 (Jiji Press)--Department store operator Mitsukoshi Ltd. said Wednesday it will set up an online shopping site on a web portal site operated by All About Inc., targeting customers aged 50 or above.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.