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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
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