Latest Jiji Press Stories

2008-07-30 18:00:29

Tokyo, July 30 (Jiji Press)--Comparison-shopping sites operator Venture Republic Inc. will make its debut on the Osaka Securities Exchange's Nippon New Market Hercules for startups on Aug. 7.

2008-07-25 18:00:51

Tokyo, July 25 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday that the peak power demand in the company's service area topped 60 million kilowatts for the first time this summer the same day. The surge apparently reflected growing power consumption for air conditioning amid rising mercury.

2008-07-25 18:00:42

Tokyo, July 25 (Jiji Press)--Japan Airlines is considering abolishing its two daily round-trip flights connecting the western Japan city of Kobe and the southwestern city of Kagoshima at the end of January 2009, it was learned Friday.

2008-07-24 18:00:31

Tokyo, July 24 (Jiji Press)--Major consumer electronics retailer Bic Camera Inc. said Thursday it has applied to have its shares delisted from the Jasdaq Securities Exchange. Bic Camera was listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on June 10.

2008-07-18 18:00:32

Tokyo, July 18 (Jiji Press)--Crude steel output in Japan in January-June rose 4.2 pct from the same period last year to 61,897,000 tons, hitting the highest level ever on a half-year basis, the Japan Iron and Steel Federation said Friday.

2008-07-18 18:00:21

Tokyo, July 18 (Jiji Press)--The value of mobile phone-based commerce in Japan rose 23 pct in 2007 to 1,146.4 billion yen, topping one trillion yen for the first time ever, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Friday.

2008-07-18 18:00:21

Tokyo, July 18 (Jiji Press)--Japan's largest social networking Web site operator Mixi Inc. has established a wholly owned subsidiary in Shanghai to launch services in the Chinese market, company officials said Friday.

2008-07-18 18:00:21

Tokyo, July 18 (Jiji Press)--Yahoo Japan Corp. Friday disputed media reports that U.S. Internet giant Yahoo Inc. may sold its shareholdings in the Japanese company. The reports are based on misunderstandings about a letter sent by the U.S. company to shareholders, Yahoo Japan said in a statement.

2008-07-14 18:00:27

Tokyo, July 14 (Jiji Press)--Japan Airlines' international unit is believed to have reduced its operating loss sharply in the two months through May, Jiji Press learned Monday.

2008-07-14 18:00:18

Tokyo, July 14 (Jiji Press)--Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura said Monday that the government may take disciplinary action over improper Internet accesses by health ministry officials.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.