Latest Jiji Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-07-18 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.

Word of the Day
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.