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2008-09-19 21:00:15

Tokyo, Sept. 19 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on Friday set up a task force to consider rules aimed at protecting users of point programs offered by firms such as airlines, credit card companies and retailers. The task force brings together academic experts as well as representatives of large companies that offer point programs, including Japan Airlines , Aeon Co. , Yahoo Japan Corp. and Yodobashi Camera Co. The task force will discuss how far consumers...

2008-09-18 18:00:37

Tokyo, Sept. 18 (Jiji Press)--Visiting AirAsia Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes said Thursday the Kuala Lumpur-based discount airline intends to launch flight services to Japan in 2009. Fernandes told a press conference here that the Japanese market has enormous potential, adding that AirAsia hopes to help increase the number of Malaysian tourists to Japan. The firm appears to be planning to set airfares for its Japan- bound flights at levels 50 to 60 pct lower than those offered by...

2008-09-18 18:00:37

Tokyo, Sept. 18 (Jiji Press)--All Nippon Airways' losses from massive flight cancellations and delays caused by a system glitch earlier this month are expected to total about 200 million yen, company officials said Thursday. The losses stemmed from costs for providing alternative transportation means, and food and accommodations for affected passengers, according to the officials. The problem has not so far affected ANA's passenger traffic substantially, but may have an impact gradually,...

2008-09-18 18:00:20

Tokyo, Sept. 18 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Fair Trade Commission said Thursday it has ruled that Microsoft Corp. violates the nation's antitrust law over its software licensing deals with Japanese firms. The FTC found that the deals are anticompetitive because they make the U.S. software giant immune from patent infringement suits in Japan. The deals include a nonassertion of patents provision stipulating that the Japanese companies can initiate no suits even if Microsoft uses their...

2008-09-17 16:51:15

Tokyo, Sept. 17 (Jiji Press)--Two Japanese nonbank lenders affiliated with failed U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers have filed for court protection from creditors, leaving combined liabilities of about 748,411 million yen, Teikoku Databank Ltd. said Wednesday. The two Tokyo-based business finance companies--Sunrise Finance K.K. and Lehman Brothers Commercial Mortgage--filed for protection under the Civil Rehabilitation Law with Tokyo District Court on Tuesday, following the failure of...

2008-09-17 16:51:15

Hiroshima, Sept. 17 (Jiji Press)--Data Horizon Co. , which provides medical information services, will make its debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Mothers market for startup companies on Friday. The Hiroshima-based company plans to use the proceeds from the initial public offering, estimated at 314 million yen, to repay debts and for research and development. Established in March 1982, Data Horizon mainly offers information on generic drugs directly to users, using data from their...

2008-09-16 18:00:23

Tokyo, Sept. 16 (Jiji Press)--Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Sadakazu Tanigaki said Tuesday that his ministry will reprimand All Nippon Airways in writing for its recent flight cancellations due to system failure and demand it improve its operations. In May last year, the ministry made a verbal reprimand, a lighter disciplinary action, to the Japanese airline on a similar fault. ANA's flight cancellations last weekend had widespread effects and happened for the...

2008-09-11 18:00:27

Tokyo, Sept. 11 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Fair Trade Commission is ready to talk with its counterpart in the European Union over BHP Billiton's proposed takeover of Rio Tinto, FTC Chairman Kazuhiko Takeshima said Thursday. If the EU side is interested, the FTC will hold talks on the takeover deal, Takeshima said at a news conference, indicating the commission's readiness to cooperate in antimonopoly investigations. The FTC is investigating the takeover deal because the merger of the two...

2008-09-11 18:00:27

Tokyo, Sept. 11 (Jiji Press)--Steel Partners Japan Strategic Fund (Offshore) LP said Thursday it has proposed boosting its stake in Japan's Noritz Corp. to over 50 pct from 18.7 pct at present. After gaining majority control of the Japanese water heater maker, the U.S. activist fund intends to oust the current management and send in outside officials, it said. Steel Partners offered to buy Noritz shares it has not already owned at 1,025 yen each, against the stock's Thursday closing...

2008-09-11 18:00:27

Tokyo, Sept. 11 (Jiji Press)--Kobe Steel Ltd. said Thursday it has signed a technological partnership agreement with Austria's voestalpine Krems GmbH to provide Japanese automakers with ultra high strength steel sheets. The agreement calls on Kobe Steel to supply the steel sheets and voestalpine Krems to provide know-how to process the products. The processing know-how is able to reduce the weight of the steel sheets by 30 pct while maintaining their strength, an advantage that allows...


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