Latest Jiji Press Stories

2008-09-02 18:00:11

Tokyo, Sept. 2 (Jiji Press)--Softbank Telecom Corp. said Tuesday that its e-mail services have been suspended probably due to a problem with a server. The service disruption occurred around 11 a.m.

2008-09-01 18:00:20

Tokyo, Sept. 1 (Jiji Press)--Major Japanese apparel group Onward Holdings Co. said Monday that it will acquire German luxury apparel brand Jil Sander for 167 million euros.

2008-09-01 18:00:20

Tokyo, Sept. 1 (Jiji Press)--Japan's steel exports in July rose 7.9 pct from a year before to 3.31 million tons, their highest level for the month and the eighth consecutive month of increase, the Japan Iron and Steel Federation said Monday.

2008-09-01 18:00:09

Tokyo, Sept. 1 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo Stock Exchange urged all listed companies Monday to disclose in full information that may affect investor decisions, a step prompted by the lack of such information from failed real estate developer Urban Corp. .

2008-08-30 18:00:19

Tokyo, Aug. 30 (Jiji Press)--Baidu.com Inc.'s Japanese arm is aiming to be the second choice of Internet search engines in Japan, its president, Toshikazu Inoue, said. Baidu Inc. will focus on making its services best suited for Japanese users, Inoue told Jiji Press in a recent interview. U.S.

2008-08-28 18:00:27

Tokyo, Aug. 28 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said Thursday that it has instructed KDDI Corp. to improve its safety control to ensure privacy of communications and system reliability.

2008-08-27 18:00:45

Tokyo, Aug. 27 (Jiji Press)--Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. said Wednesday it has tied up with Borealis AG, a major Austrian chemical maker, for the mutual supply of polypropylene for automotive components.

2008-08-26 21:00:17

Tokyo, Aug. 26 (Jiji Press)--The government and the ruling coalition should present concrete proposals for securities taxation reform if they truly want to promote a shift from savings to investments, Tokyo Stock Exchange Group Inc. President Atsushi Saito said Tuesday.

2008-08-26 00:00:29

Tokyo, Aug. 25 (Jiji Press)--Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp. said Monday it will start wheat flour milling business in China, jointly with Prima Ltd., a Singapore flour milling company. The two companies will set up a fifty-fifty investment firm, Baiyou Investments Pte.

2008-08-26 00:00:26

Tokyo, Aug. 25 (Jiji Press)--Sony Music Entertainment Inc. said Monday it has asked Tokyo High Court to rescind the Japanese antimonopoly regulator's order against Sony Music and three other firms on mobile phone-ringtone music download services.

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