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2008-10-08 18:00:25

Tokyo, Oct. 8 (Jiji Press)--Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. said Wednesday it has found a mineral belt, including copper and gold, in the Andes mountains on the border of Chile and Argentina. The belt was found through test-drilling conducted jointly with Canadian resource firm Suramina Resources Inc. JOGMEC has a 40 pct stake in the project. JOGMEC said it will go ahead with estimates on mineral volumes and economic viability if the belt is found to be big enough.END (c) 2008...

2008-09-29 18:00:20

Tokyo, Sept. 29 (Jiji Press)--Japan's top cable television operator Jupiter Telecommunications Co. is considering starting broadcast satellite-based TV service, President Tomoyuki Moriizumi said Monday. The firm is considering acquiring one of the new BS channels set to become available in 2011, when Japan's TV broadcasting goes fully digital, Moriizumi said in an interview with Jiji Press. Jupiter Telecommunications, better known as J:Com, aims to broaden its customer base by starting...

2008-09-16 18:00:23

Tokyo, Sept. 16 (Jiji Press)--Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Sadakazu Tanigaki said Tuesday that his ministry will reprimand All Nippon Airways in writing for its recent flight cancellations due to system failure and demand it improve its operations. In May last year, the ministry made a verbal reprimand, a lighter disciplinary action, to the Japanese airline on a similar fault. ANA's flight cancellations last weekend had widespread effects and happened for the...

2008-09-04 18:00:21

Tokyo, Sept. 4 (Jiji Press)--The number of travelers departing and arriving at Narita International Airport near Tokyo during this year's summer holiday season fell 6.8 pct from a year earlier to 3,623,100, the airport's operator said Thursday. The drop between July 17 and Aug. 31 reflected a slowing economy and hefty fuel surcharges on air tickets, Narita International Airport Corp. said. The figure was down for the first time since 2005, when anti- Japan protests in China put Japanese...

2008-08-21 18:00:25

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. Police across Japan accepted 38,506 cases of consultations related to cybercrimes in the period, up 16.5 pct, the agency said. An increase in Internet users may have subjected more people to crimes, the agency said. Of cybercrimes, the number of frauds via the Internet including money swindles in...

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. The population stood at 127,066,178 as of March 31, up 12,707 from a year before, according to the report, which is based on a survey of the resident register. The male population stood at 62,117,295, and the female population at 64,948,883. Reflecting an acceleration of population concentration in Tokyo, the number of residents in the...

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...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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