Latest Jiji Press Stories

2008-10-02 18:00:18

Tokyo, Oct. 2 (Jiji Press)--Sony Corp. said Thursday it has taken full control of its fifty-fifty recorded music joint venture with Bertelsmann AG. The Japanese firm acquired the German media giant's stake in Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Sony plans to rename the U.S.

2008-09-30 18:01:07

Tokyo, Sept. 30 (Jiji Press)--Japanese chemical maker Show Denko K.K. and optical glass maker Hoya Corp. will establish a joint venture to integrate their operations in recording media for hard disk drives, the two companies said Tuesday.

2008-09-29 18:00:29

Tokyo, Sept. 29 (Jiji Press)--Prices of some foods and other products, and utility charges are set to be raised in Japan in October, putting additional pressure on households in the nation. Sapporo Breweries Ltd., a unit of Sapporo Holdings Ltd.

2008-09-29 18:00:21

Tokyo, Sept. 29 (Jiji Press)--Japan Airlines' key unit is believed to have sharply increased its operating profit in the five months ended last month, Jiji Press learned Monday.

2008-09-29 18:00:20

Tokyo, Sept. 29 (Jiji Press)--Japan's top cable television operator Jupiter Telecommunications Co. is considering starting broadcast satellite-based TV service, President Tomoyuki Moriizumi said Monday.

2008-09-26 18:00:45

Tokyo, Sept. 26 (Jiji Press)--The Japan Bank for International Cooperation said Friday it has signed an accord to join forces with three Japanese banks to lend up to 550 million dollars to a Brazilian steelmaker unit.

2008-09-22 18:00:29

Tokyo, Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)--The volume of carbon dioxide emitted by Japanese power firms in fiscal 2007 rose 10.5 pct from a year earlier, an industry group said Monday.

2008-09-22 18:00:17

Tokyo, Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)--The benchmark Nikkei average advanced strongly to top 12,000 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange early Monday morning, buoyed by U.S. stocks' powerful rise on Friday and the yen's weakening.

2008-09-19 21:00:26

Tokyo, Sept. 19 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Noritz Corp. said Friday that it has asked Steel Partners Japan Strategic Fund (Offshore) LP to give it more time to consider the fund's acquisition offer. The activist fund on Sept.

2008-09-19 21:00:15

Tokyo, Sept. 19 (Jiji Press)--Public broadcaster Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) and six commercial broadcasters will hold a television program trade show in October.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.