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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. The data covered transactions via 62 brokerage firms on the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya exchanges. Last week, the 225-issue Nikkei average lost 860.64 points, or 6.6 pct, to 12,212.23. Following is a...

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. will not alone make a massive investment in the chip's development, Okada said in an interview with Jiji Press. The company is considering how it can cooperate with other companies, he said,...

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. Japan has already given aid supplies worth 17 million yen to the Caribbean nation for those affected by Hurricane Gustav.END (c) 2008 Jiji Press English News Service. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights...

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. The Japanese firm will supply such systems to plant makers participating in the construction project, to be implemented by a subsidiary of Russian energy firm Rosneft. Yokogawa expects to receive orders worth 7.5 billion yen in late 2008 or 2009 in the first phase of the project. Its...

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. 1, will make it easier for users of the social networking site to make online payments. The 15 million users of the popular site will need to register their credit card and bank account details to use the settlement...

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. The consortium will pay some 300 billion yen for Senoko, said Temasek, an investment arm of the Singapore government. Senoko Power will be owned 30 pct each by Marubeni and French utility company GDF Suez S.A., 15 pct each by Kansai Electric Power Co. and Kyushu Electric Power Co. and 10 pct by the...

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. Since fiscal 2003, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has sold 1,800 tons of rice to Mikasa Foods, based in the western Japan city of Osaka, to make glue for industrial use. The total included some 800 tons of Chinese-made sweet rice tainted by an organophosphorous pesticide called methamidophos. Of...

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. 31 reflected a slowing economy and hefty fuel surcharges on air tickets, Narita International Airport Corp. said. The figure was down for the first time since 2005, when anti- Japan protests in China put Japanese...

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. Between Tuesday morning and the predawn hours of Wednesday, some one million users of the services could not receive or send mails, the fixed-line communications unit of Softbank Corp. said.END (c) 2008 Jiji Press English News Service. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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. At 2:09 p.m., the 225-issue Nikkei average was down 343.11 points, or 2.7 pct, at 12,491.07, after falling 238.69 points on Monday.END (c) 2008 Jiji Press English News Service. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'