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Tokyo, Aug. 23 (Jiji Press)--Major Japanese steelmakers including Nippon Steel Corp. and JFE Steel Corp. are considering joining forces to purchase overseas iron ore mining rights to cope with the raw material's soaring prices, informed sources said Saturday.
Tokyo, Aug. 21 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Gas Co. , Tohoku Electric Power Co. and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. are considering acquiring gas service operations of the city of Sendai, it was learned Thursday.
Tokyo, Aug. 21 (Jiji Press)--Japan Airlines said Thursday it will raise fuel surcharges on its international airfares by 500 to 5,000 yen for one-way tickets to be issued on and after Oct. 1.
Tokyo, Aug. 21 (Jiji Press)--The number of cybercrime arrests in Japan in January-June rose 21.2 pct from a year earlier to 2,192, a first-half record, the National Police Agency said Thursday.
Tokyo, Aug. 20 (Jiji Press)--Crude steel output in Japan rose 1.7 pct from a year before to 10,189,300 tons in July, gaining ground for the 26th straight month, the Japan Iron and Steel Federation said Wednesday.
Tokyo, Aug. 20 (Jiji Press)--Crude steel output in Japan rose 1.7 pct from a year earlier to 10,189,300 tons in July, marking the 26th straight year-on-year increase, the Japan Iron and Steel Federation said Wednesday.
Tokyo, Aug. 19 (Jiji Press)--Police on Tuesday arrested a former employee of Fuji Xerox Co. for allegedly embezzling some 2,100 personal computers worth 437 million yen.
Tokyo, Aug. 12 (Jiji Press)--Modec Inc. shares surged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tuesday thanks to the firm's announcement of a large oil production system contract.
Tokyo, Aug. 12 (Jiji Press)--Furukawa Electric Co. said Tuesday that it had skipped required quality tests for some copper sheets and pipes manufactured between October 2007 and July this year.
Tokyo, Aug. 12 (Jiji Press)--Internet Initiative Japan Inc. said Tuesday that its group operating profit for April-June plunged 40.5 pct from a year earlier to 411 million yen due to operating losses at newly established subsidiaries.
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