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2008-07-11 18:00:34

Tokyo, July 11 (Jiji Press)--The University of Tokyo's Institute of Medical Science said Friday one of its professors took part in falsifying a research paper and is suspected of doing so in more cases.

2008-07-11 18:00:29

Tokyo, July 11 (Jiji Press)--Japanese chemical maker Kaneka Corp. said Friday it will sell its polystyrene paper business to Sekisui Plastics Co. by the end of January 2009.

2008-07-11 18:00:29

Tokyo, July 11 (Jiji Press)--Japanese oil distributor TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K. and fully owned unit Tonen Chemical Corp. are set to build a plant for battery separator films in South Korea.

2008-07-10 18:00:32

Tokyo, July 10 (Jiji Press)--The number of travelers using Narita International Airport, east of Tokyo, is expected to fall in this year's summer holiday season after hitting a record a year before, its operator said Thursday. The number of travelers between July 17 and Aug.

2008-07-08 18:00:32

Tokyo, July 8 (Jiji Press)--Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd. said Tuesday it has spent about 35 billion yen to boost its annual seamless pipe production capacity by 9 pct to about 1.2 million tons.

2008-07-04 18:00:19

Tokyo, July 4 (Jiji Press)--Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp. and Sekisui Chemical Co. will jointly make reinforced plastic tubes for water supply and sewerage systems in Russia, the two companies said Friday. The companies will set up a joint venture near St.

2008-07-01 18:00:10

Tokyo, July 1 (Jiji Press)--Cable broadcaster Usen Corp. said Tuesday it plans to take full control of its staffing service subsidiary, Intelligence Ltd. , through an equity swap by the end of September to strengthen the group's sales operations.

2008-06-28 18:02:27

Tokyo, June 28 (Jiji Press)--The Defense Ministry will launch a new office on Tuesday for studying a possibility of introducing various defense satellites and measures to ensure the safety of Japanese ships, it was learned Saturday.

2008-06-27 18:02:40

Tokyo, June 27 (Jiji Press)--Four Japanese power suppliers on Friday unveiled plans to overhaul their rate structures as early as September, a move that could lead to steep rate hikes in January. Kansai Electric Power Co. , Chugoku Electric Power Co. , Shikoku Electric Power Co.

2008-06-26 18:02:53

Tokyo, June 26 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. needs to raise electricity charges at an early date to cope with falling earnings caused by soaring oil prices, the company's new president said in a recent interview.

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  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.