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2008-09-11 18:00:13

Tokyo, Sept. 11 (Jiji Press)--Foreign investors turned net sellers of Japanese stocks last week, the Tokyo Stock Exchange said Thursday. In the Sept. 1-5 week, nonresidents posted net selling of 194,520 million yen, against the prior week's buying excess of 131,136 million yen, the TSE said.

2008-09-10 18:00:24

Tokyo, Sept. 10 (Jiji Press)--Fujitsu Microelectronics Ltd. President Haruki Okada said Wednesday that the firm is in talks with overseas and domestic companies on possible joint development of a next-generation chip with a circuit line width of 32 nanometers. The chipmaking unit of Fujitsu Ltd.

2008-09-10 18:00:13

Tokyo, Sept. 10 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government said Wednesday it will send emergency supplies worth about 22 million yen to Haiti, where hurricanes Hanna and Ike have killed more than 170 people and affected over 80,000 households. The aid package includes tents and blankets.

2008-09-09 18:00:26

Tokyo, Sept. 9 (Jiji Press)--Yokogawa Electric Corp. said Tuesday it has concluded a agreement to supply control systems for oil and petrochemical plants to be built in the Russian republic of Tatarstan.

2008-09-09 18:00:12

Tokyo, Sept. 9 (Jiji Press)--Major Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp. and social network service provider Mixi Inc. will set up a joint firm to facilitate financial settlements on Mixi's namesake Web site. The joint company, NexPAS Inc., to be established on Oct.

2008-09-05 18:00:23

Tokyo, Sept. 5 (Jiji Press)--A consortium led by Marubeni Corp. will acquire Singapore's Senoko Power Ltd., a unit of Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd., the Japanese trading house said Friday.

2008-09-05 18:00:19

Tokyo, Sept. 5 (Jiji Press)--Japan's farm ministry on Friday ordered a rice-processing firm to recall hundreds of tons of pesticide-tainted rice sold for use in food products.

2008-09-04 18:00:21

Tokyo, Sept. 4 (Jiji Press)--The number of travelers departing and arriving at Narita International Airport near Tokyo during this year's summer holiday season fell 6.8 pct from a year earlier to 3,623,100, the airport's operator said Thursday. The drop between July 17 and Aug.

2008-09-03 18:00:11

Tokyo, Sept. 3 (Jiji Press)--Softbank Telecom Corp. said Wednesday that it has restored its e-mail services that became unavailable on Tuesday due to a server breakdown.

2008-09-02 18:00:11

Tokyo, Sept. 2 (Jiji Press)--Stocks plunged due to a wave of futures-led selling on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tuesday afternoon, pushing down the key Nikkei average to the lowest level in about five months.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.