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2009-09-16 06:00:00

TOKYO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProLogis (NYSE: PLD), a leading global provider of distribution facilities, announced today it has leased 156,000 square feet (14,500 square meters) of distribution space in its development portfolio in Japan to Ajinomoto Logistics Corporation, a third-party logistics provider and subsidiary of Ajinomoto Co., Inc., a global leader in the development and distribution of food and beverage products. Ajinomoto has signed two new lease agreements with...

2008-09-30 18:01:10

Sendai, Miyagi Pref., Sept. 30 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Gas Co. and two other companies have applied to jointly buy the gas distribution service run by this northeastern Japan city. The team, which also includes Tohoku Electric Power Co. and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. , was granted the right to negotiate with the Sendai municipal government because it was the sole applicant. The move comes as the city is set to privatize its gas distribution service in 2010. The three firms will work...

2008-08-21 18:00:47

Tokyo, Aug. 21 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Gas Co. , Tohoku Electric Power Co. and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. are considering acquiring gas service operations of the city of Sendai, it was learned Thursday. The acquisition price of the city's gas bureau, which is to be privatized in 2010, is estimated to reach some 60 billion yen. If realized, the deal would be the largest privatization of a public gas service provider in Japan in value. The northern Japan city is set to solicit bidders...

2008-07-16 18:00:28

Tokyo, July 16 (Jiji Press)--Japan Airlines is considering abolishing flights connecting Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, with Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture and Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, by March 2009, it was learned Wednesday. JAL is holding negotiations with local governments and communities on the withdrawal, which is part of the company's plan to streamline its flight operations to deal with higher fuel costs, informed sources said. Currently, JAL operates a round trip a...

2006-08-18 02:22:19

SENDAI, Japan (Reuters) - France have suffered a major blow to their world basketball championship hopes after NBA All Star Tony Parker was ruled out of the tournament on Friday with a freak injury. The San Antonio guard broke a finger on his right hand after catching it on an opponent's jersey in France's final tune-up game against Brazil on Tuesday. Parker had been expected to miss the team's opener against Olympic champions Argentina in Sendai on Saturday, but X-rays revealed the...

2005-08-16 00:24:06

TOKYO (Reuters) - A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 jolted northern Japan on Tuesday, injuring at least 27 people, causing power outages and snarling transportation. Buildings also swayed in Tokyo, about 300 km (190 miles) to the south, when the tremor struck at 11:46 a.m. (0246 GMT) but there were no reports of damage or injuries in the capital. Injury reports were still being compiled, but Kyodo news agency said 27 people had been injured in the mainly agricultural region,...

2005-08-15 23:54:17

TOKYO (Reuters) - A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted northern Japan on Tuesday, and media reports said some people had been injured. Buildings also swayed in Tokyo, about 300 km (190 miles) to the south, when the tremor struck at 11:46 a.m. (0246 GMT). A tsunami warning was issued for the coast of Miyagi prefecture and some buildings had been damaged, TV reports said. The region is a mostly agricultural area with several large cities and some high-tech...


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