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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. The Tokyo-based company, established in 2001, plans to use the proceeds from the initial public offering for computer system investment. Through its flagship coneco.net site, Venture Republic offers price and inventory information on such products as personal computer-related items, consumer...

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. At the company, the weekday peak power demand has remained above 50 million kilowatts since July 14. On Friday, the peak demand reached 60.08 million kilowatts as of 3 p.m., according to the firm....

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. The move is part of the company's plan to streamline its domestic and international flight operations to deal with higher fuel costs, sources said. After negotiations with local governments and communities on the withdrawal, JAL plans to report the decision...

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. The company decided to quit the Jasdaq to cut listing costs, it said.END (c) 2008 Jiji Press English News Service. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

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. The previous high was 61,510,000 tons set in the second half of 1973. The rise reflects brisk demand from automakers and shipbuilders as well as steady exports, mainly to China and other Asian nations. Steel product demand for manufacturing is robust,...

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. Given that the market size increased 3.8-fold from 2002 when the survey was lunched, a ministry official said the rapid expansion trend is likely to continue. Mobile trading of items other than digital content, including goods and securities, increased 29...

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. Mixi plans to launch its social networking services in China as early as this year. These allow users to socialize with friends online by keeping diaries and creating message boards. Mixi President Kenji Kasahara will concurrently serve as head of the Chinese unit, which is...

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. The letter, dated Thursday, said the U.S. company will continue to explore ways to unlock value and return value to shareholders such as "unlocking the value of our Asia assets." Yahoo Japan...

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. For the first two months of fiscal 2008, Japan Airlines International is seen scoring an operating loss of 4.9 billion yen, against 15.4 billion yen for the same period last year. The international unit is a core operation of JAL. As a result, the parent firm's operating balance for April-June is believed to have...

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. The top Japanese government spokesman made the remark following the revelation that as many as about 122,000 accesses to such Web sites as chat rooms and game sites that appear unrelated to administrative services were made only on a single day from some 5,000 personal computers of the Health, Labor...


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