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Articles from Japan Weekly Monitor (May 24, 1999)

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'Pokemon' fever sweeping U.S., prompting ban at schools. 906
15 banks' bad loans at 20 tril. yen under new rules: paper. 409
163 file damage suits for pneumoconiosis. 147
3-month CDs drop to 0.03 pc. 226
4 major traders report huge net losses. 410
8 major banks waive 600 bil. yen in loans. 134
80 pc of listed firms report sales decline in FY 1998. 255
9 nabbed for alleged pachinko trick, attacks on police. 256
99 subsidiaries used for LTCB's hiding bad loans. 141
Alps Electric unveils 19 bil. yen latent loss. Brief Article 177
April steel import figures encouraging, Daley says. 388
Ashai Bank unloads 652 bil. yen in bad loans. 188
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi exec to head Kanematsu. 137
Bill to promote gender equality approved at upper house. 167
BOJ laments lack of clear signs of economic recovery. 312
BOJ to keep 'near zero' interest rate policy: Hayami. 266
BOT-Mitsubishi shaves 889.5 bil. yen in bad loans. 186
Business conditions improve in 5 industries in May. 240
C and W chief shows optimism on IDC takeover bid. 324
Chemical firms eliminating excess facilities. 307
Company worker held over sale of unauthorized T-shirts. 216
Creditors agree to forgive loans to builder Haseko. 146
Daiei suspends contract with racketeer-run company. 346
Daiwa Bank to obtain major shares in 2 Osaka banks. 252
Diet panel OK's bill to expand temp workers' jobs. 217
DKB chalks up big loss to trim bad loans. 167
Dollar drops against yen in morning deals. 425
Dollar eases against yen in morning deals. 404
Dollar eases against yen in Tokyo. 552
Dollar firm against yen in early Tokyo deals. 314
Dollar firms against yen in Tokyo. 558
Dollar hits year's high of 123.95 yen in Tokyo deals. 442
Dollar moving in 124 yen level in early Tokyo deals. 237
Dollar rises against yen in early morning deals. 284
Dollar rises, stocks fall in Tokyo trading. 363
Dollar slides, stocks move higher in Tokyo trading. 375
Dollar slides, stocks narrowly mixed in Tokyo trading. 324
Dollar temporarily exceeds 124 yen in Tokyo. 598
Dollar volatile, stocks rise in Tokyo trading. 370
EU trade drive in Japan succeeding despite slump. 432
Firm president arrested, bank searched over loan fraud. 416
Four big builders post revenue drops in FY 1998. 396
Fragment of 12th c. song collection found in Tokyo. 595
FRC to set fund injection rules for regional banks. 202
FSA may order 2 regional banks to boost capital. 253
FSA orders Hokkaido Bank to boost capital. 178
FSA starts probe in Lehman Brothers over dubious deal. 166
FSA to suspend Credit Suisse operations. 222
Fuji Bank reports 392 bil. yen net loss for FY 1998. 221
Fund-raising rules on private firms to be eased in July. 129
Gov't bond futures prices fall for 3rd day. Brief Article 142
Gov't bond futures prices fall in morning deals. 99
Gov't bond futures prices rise for 1st time in 4 days. 140
Hirakawa named president of Chuo Trust and Banking. 99
IBJ, Nomura ask AIG to join pension plan team. Brief Article 139
IMF chief urges Japan to mull new economy steps ahead. 626
Ishikawa Zoo starts moving animals to new location. 140
J.P. Morgan has interest in Japan's LTCB. 176
Japan banks see losses continue on bad-loan write-offs. 770
Japan to crack down on software duplicating devices. 266
Japan to draw up plan on industry revival, employment. 239
Japan's April money supply up 3.9% on year. 215
Japan's corporate bankruptcies fall 33.0 pc in April. 392
Japan's economy may have shrunk in 1st qtr: Sakaiya. 97
Japan's flat glass firms not barring foreigners: FTC. 296
Japan's steel exports to U.S. plunge in April. 191
Japan, Russia to open youth exchange center Friday. 125
Japanese banks' workforce falls 12 pc from peak. 325
Japanese firms' overseas closures rise in fiscal 1997. 131
Japanese stainless steel sheet found dumped in U.S. 450
Japanese, other steel found dumped in U.S. 102
Kanematsu reports huge net loss. 168
Kanematsu seeks debt forgiveness from creditor banks. 376
Kato urges cutbacks in jobs, excess industrial capacity. 196
Kawasaki pollution victims, gov't settle case. 388
Keidanren proposes steps to improve competitiveness. 246
Key money market rate stays unchanged in Tokyo. 185
Key money market rate unchanged in Tokyo. 232
Kobe mayor thanks world for aid after quake. 157
Kofuku Bank to be liquidated. 244
Legal, tax reforms to lead industrial recovery: Ikeda. 126
Lower house passes bill to expand temp workers' jobs. 279
Major house builders report drops in sales. 251
Major nonlife insurers report premium income drops. 446
March bank loans to small businesses take record fall. 235
March industrial output rise revised up to 2.7%. 248
Matsuzaka boosting Seibu's businesses. 226
Merrill Lynch accused of helping rig copper market. 178
Ministers, legislators hold cycling rally for ecology. 190
MITI proposes trade integration in N.E. Asia. 436
Miyazawa aware of need for spending on job security. 169
Miyazawa rules out extra budget for restructuring. 209
Moody's assigns Baa3 to Daiwa Securities. 160
More than 40 pc of firms targeted by racketeers: survey. 379
Nichimen to accelerate cost cutting to finish in 2000. 268
Nikkei turns upward for 1st time in 6 days. 752
Nippon Steel in joint venture pact with Brazilian firm. Brief Article 151
Nissho Iwai plans recapitalization with banks' help. 277
OECD lowers Japan's growth forecasts for 1999, 2000. 459
Peruvian president calls on Japan's firms to invest. 275
Publishers group says new law may lead to censorship. 211
Q and A on bad loans and Japan's bad-loan definitions. 838
S and P warns Kanematsu creditors could suffer loss. Brief Article 182
Sakaiya indicates reluctance to advance release of GDP. 355
Sakura Bank reports 479.27 bil. yen group net loss. 280
Sanwa Bank reports net group loss of 470.57 bil. yen. 138
Sanwa suffers huge losses on bad-loan disposal. 554
Sato Kogyo nears bailout accord with creditor banks. 252
Steelmakers cutting capacity only marginally. 198
Strong housing demand buoys real estate firms in FY 1998. 300
Sumitomo Bank posts 374 bil. yen net loss for FY 1998. 228
Sumitomo Construction to raise 13 bil. yen. 180
Tokai Bank reports 286.76 bil. yen group net loss. 300
Tokyo Mitsubishi faces discrimination suit in London. 209
Tokyo stocks down, Nikkei falls for 5th straight day. 742
Tokyo stocks fall in morning on Fed's rate stance. 767
Tokyo stocks fall, Nikkei slips below 16,000. 712
Tokyo stocks open higher. 157
Tokyo stocks open lower on Fed's decision. 142
Tokyo stocks open moderately higher. 158
Tokyo stocks rise for 2nd straight day. 693
Tokyo stocks rise slightly. 752
Trading of Sumitomo Construction shares halted. 117
TSE plans to suspend trading if Y2K causes problems. 200
TSE to take punitive steps for insufficient disclosure. 199
TSE, 2 other exchanges halt trading in Alps Electric. 97
U.S. concerned over retail store location law. 136
Yamaichi to pay back half of loans from 14 insurers. Brief Article 187
Yen's fall is not excessive, Miyazawa says. 264
Yield on 10-year gov't bond up in morning deals. Brief Article 105

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