Latest Jiji Press Stories

2008-08-11 21:00:46

Tokyo, Aug. 11 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Gas Co. said Monday it has taken a stake in an eastern Japan firm preparing to start power generation using wood waste. Tokyo Gas acquired a 4.44 pct stake in the company, Agatsuma Biopower, which was previously a wholly owned unit of leasing company Orix Corp.

2008-08-11 21:00:22

Tokyo, Aug. 11 (Jiji Press)--NEC Corp. plans to raise the prices of its personal computers for the first time in about six years due to rising material prices, it was learned Monday. The company's first PC price hike since May 2002 will apply to new models to be launched around September in Japan.

2008-08-09 18:00:20

Tokyo, Aug. 9 (Jiji Press)--Aderans Holdings Co. shareholders at their extraordinary meeting Saturday approved new board members including Kiyoshi Hayakawa, new president of the major wig maker.

2008-08-07 18:01:12

Tokyo, Aug. 7 (Jiji Press)--A newly created Japanese government panel started discussions Thursday on possible restrictions on foreign ownership of Japanese airports.

2008-08-07 18:00:41

Tokyo, Aug. 7 (Jiji Press)--Japan Airlines said Thursday it posted a group operating profit of 3,914 million yen in April-June, recovering profitability thanks to brisk demand for international flights and benefits of restructuring efforts.

2008-08-06 18:00:23

Tokyo, Aug. 6 (Jiji Press)--Japan Airlines returned to an operating profit in April-June, sources familiar with the matter told Jiji Press Wednesday.

2008-08-04 18:00:54

Tokyo, Aug. 4 (Jiji Press)--Japan will call on oil producing and consuming nations to meet by the end of this year to discuss ways to stabilize oil prices, new Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshihiro Nikai said Monday.

2008-08-02 18:00:06

Tokyo, Aug. 2 (Jiji Press)--Japan has been warned of a radioactive leak from a U.S. nuclear submarine that made port calls in Japan, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday. The announcement came one day after the ministry received the information from the U.S. government, the ministry said.

2008-07-31 18:00:21

Tokyo, July 31 (Jiji Press)--Japan's population in fiscal 2007 increased for the first time in three years, the Internal Affairs Ministry said Thursday.

2008-07-30 18:00:49

Tokyo, July 30 (Jiji Press)--Eliiy Power Co. will build a plant to mass-produce large lithium-ion batteries in the eastern Japan city of Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, the municipal government announced Wednesday. The company, a joint venture whose investors include Sharp Corp.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.