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Articles from Japan Weekly Monitor (December 3, 2001)

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15 years sought for man in 9-year confinement case. 299
19-year-old father held over suffocating death of baby son. 224
2 feed factories probed over mad cow disease. 533
2 senior Chongryon officials questioned over Chogin funds. 358
3 Mitsubishi Tokyo group brokerages to merge in July. 438
3.8-fold rise in illegal dumping sales detected in 1st half. 133
365 people nationwide suffer from influenza: survey. 105
4 credit unions file for bankruptcy with FSA. 206
4 war-displaced women to sue Japan for leaving them in China. 359
45 public firms incurred 306 tril. yen debts. 359
7 stowaways, likely Chinese, found in Mie shipping container. 91
Actress quizzed over traffic accident in Shibuya. 133
Aioi Insurance parent-only net profit surges 109% in 1st half. 368
Alleged Osaka bag snatcher made 10 mil. yen in a year. 190
Asahi Bank sinks into red on hefty loan-loss charges. 356
Ashikaga Bank may seek help from Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. 254
Balance of current accounts at BOJ is over 14 tril. yen. 266
Bank issues slide as bad loan resolution remains uncertain. 396
Bankers' body wants reforms of public financial entities. 132
Bankruptcies affect 19,550 workers in Oct. 122
Beef prices plunge amid renewed mad cow scare. 154
Big banks to set aside 6.44 tril. yen to cover bad loans. 532
BOJ is not considering foreign bond purchases: Shiokawa. 143
BOJ may consider foreign bond purchases to weaken yen. 132
BOJ to cut FY 2001 annual salary for executives by 0.4%. 107
BOJ's assets rise 35.5% in fiscal first half. 150
Business groups to form joint opposition to pro forma tax. 340
Cabinet Office panel agrees to push work-sharing practices. 153
Chinese woman found murdered in Kawasaki home. 132
Chiyoda sees 214 mil. yen group net profit in 1st half. 257
Chongryon's Kang denies embezzlement charge. 198
Chuo Mitsui to incur 220 bil. yen group net loss in FY 2001. 388
Chuo Mitsui's holding firm to be called Mitsui Trust Holdings. 285
CORRECTED: METI to request 122.3 bil. yen in 2nd extra budget. 225
Court rejects homeowner's request to evict AUM member. 431
Cram school chief arrested for allegedly beating teacher. 232
Crown Princess Masako visits hospital for 8th prenatal checkup. 182
Dai-ichi Mutual solvency margin down to 554% on equities slide. 297
Daiei to reorganize home electrical business. 99
Daio Paper pretax profit falls 35.3% in 1st half. 182
Daiwa Bank posts net loss of 140.63 bil. yen in 1st half. 366
Daiwa Securities may become part of Deutsche Bank. 190
Dentsu ends 1st TSE day with maximum daily gain. 425
Dentsu expects net profits to fall in FY 2001. 140
Dentsu to cope with global consolidation independently. 278
Dentsu to debut Fri. on TSE. 206
Dollar at 124 yen for 1st time since early Aug. in Tokyo. 304
Dollar briefly tops 124.00 yen in Tokyo. 379
Dollar falls to mid-123 yen as Japan debt rating cut seen mild. 432
Dollar firms around lower 124 yen level in morning trading. 253
Dollar firms in Tokyo, could reach 124.50 yen later Tues. 467
Dollar firms toward 124 yen in Tokyo morning deals. 245
Dollar hovers just above 124 yen line in early Tokyo trading. 151
Dollar in 124 yen range for 1st time since Aug. in Tokyo. 431
Dollar moves in lower half of 124 yen in early Tokyo deals. 203
Dollar near 123.00 yen in Tokyo morning deals. 239
Dollar nearing 124 yen in early Tokyo trading. 179
Dollar stays below 124 yen in early Tokyo deals. 172
Dollar stays close to 123.00 yen in Tokyo. 481
Dollar stays near 123.00 yen in early Tokyo deals. 168
Dollar weakens against yen despite Japan debt-rating cut. 250
Emperor, empress in Mie Pref. to worship at Ise Shrine. 365
Emperor, empress return from Mie Pref. 215
Emperor, empress visit school for disabled in Mie Pref. 227
Employment office for young people opens in Tokyo. 116
Enron affiliate to decide on 4 projects in Japan by year-end. 137
Environmental disputes rise 10.3% in 3rd-largest increase ever. 260
Ex-Kankeiren head leaves estate worth 1 bil. yen. 122
Ex-Pola Cosmetics chairman leaves assets worth 48.6 bil. yen. 136
Ex-teacher admits confinement, death of 12-year-old girl. 197
Fast Retailing to boost capitalization of British unit. 85
Filipina, Japanese man arrested for alleged marriage scam. 149
Fire wrecks 5 structures in Osaka Pref., no one hurt. 163
Firefighter gets 13 years for arson. 117
Fitch downgrades Japan ratings, outlook remains negative. 287
Fitch downgrades ratings for major Japanese banks. 214
FOCUS: As Japanese turn from sake, high school axes last class. 678
FOCUS: Motivational firms try to enthuse bored Japan workers. 407
FOCUS: Name of the game is not the brand of sake. 582
FOCUS: Sake makers look to foreign markets. 516
Foreign investors net buyers of Japanese stocks for 4th week. 308
Former Beatle George Harrison dies aged 58. 178
Fuji Fire & Marine falls into red for 1st time. 327
Funds for Ehime Maru memorial in Hawaii earmarked. 333
Game software maker Square sees huge net loss on failed movie. 234
German-styled work-study program in Tokyo high schools mulled. 226
Gov't bond futures prices higher after smooth bidding. 105
Gov't ordered to pay 88 mil. yen in malpractice suit in Shiga. 170
Gov't seeks to bridge 'digital divide' for disabled. 275
Gov't to inject total of 112 bil. yen into 3 regional banks. 262
Gov't to remember WWII victims of battles off Kyushu. 217
Gov't, BOJ agree to launch anti-deflation team. 287
Gov't, business, labor agree to talk on work-sharing. 261
Haseko's group pretax profit up 132.9% in 1st half. 231
Hazama posts net loss on appraisal loss on shares. 199
Heads of towns, villages oppose forced mergers. 334
Hiranuma sees Enron collapse to impact energy liberalization. 227
Housing starts fall 3.3% in Oct. on year. 201
Idemitsu Kosan to halt refinery in Hyogo for 1 month. 230
Images of Ehime Maru found in recovered digital camera. 154
Imperial family to be absent from 2002 Kobe quake memorial. 206
Inadequately sterilized MBM may have been imported from Italy. 165
Investors cancel Enron-exposed MMFs worth over 1 tril. yen. 458
Japan gov't bond futures prices close below 140 level. 255
Japan gov't bond futures prices fall after previous day's rise. 130
Japan gov't bond futures prices fall in morning. 112
Japan gov't bond futures prices fall on Fitch downgrade. 138
Japan gov't bond futures prices higher in morning. 91
Japan gov't bond futures prices lower after previous day's rise. 105
Japan gov't bond futures prices rise despite S&P downgrade. 172
Japan gov't bond futures' prices fall in morning. 111
Japan insurers face 132.8 bil. yen bill for terror attacks. 140
Japan to overhaul credit guarantee system for small business. 257
Japan's industrial output falls to 13-year low. 333
Japan's jobless rate hit record-high 5.4% in Oct. 636
Japan, EU exchange notes on product certification. 133
Japan, Russia agree to set up mechanism to promote investment. 343
Japan, U.S. agree on need to reduce steel output. 208
Japan, U.S. exchange requests on IT policies. 138
Japanese have least sex, global survey claims. 392
Japanese, S. Korean business officials call for FTA. 232
Kikkoman posts pretax, net profits in 1st half. 111
Kinsho wins debt waiver, to reduce capital by half. 349
Kobe fire bureau workers' kids make art to honor N.Y. victims. 137
Kobe Steel to absorb real estate affiliate. 234
Kumagai Gumi cuts group net loss sharply in 1st half. 224
Kumamoto fishermen reject dam compensation offer. 424
Life insurance in force down 2.1% at end of Sept. 154
M'bishi Tokyo Financial in red due to bad-loan disposal. 222
Man arrested on murder rap claims 'mercy killing'. 137
Man held in Kyoto after sending white powder to food maker. 170
Man held on charge of abducting 7-yr-old Hyogo boy. 117
Man held over armed robbery of 3.5 mil. yen in jewelry. 102
Margin stock buying in Japan down for 3rd week. 110
Maruha's group pretax profit drops 28.5% in 1st half. 230
Meiji Life's solvency margin falls on stock appraisal losses. 279
Mercian denies MBM used in its products. 168
Mercian says gov't inspection finds no MBM in its cow feed. 156
Merrill Lynch Japan denies closing retail brokerage business. 103
METI expects capital investment for FY 2002 to fall 2.8%. 233
Midsize contractor Aoki posts 108.9% rise in pretax profit. 240
Midsize contractors keep struggling despite banks' support. 321
Mitsubishi Materials incurs larger group net loss in 1st half. 264
Mitsui Mutual's solvency margin down on stock appraisal losses. 365
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance interim pretax profit down 2.2%. 363
Mitsui-Soko posts 7% fall in pretax profit. 200
Mizuho group's net balance sinks into red in 1st half. 482
Mizuho Holdings to reshuffle top management. 227
MMFs fall below par value due to inclusion of Enron bonds. 213
MOF panel proposes tariff on salt imports for 3 years. 216
Moody downgrades Mycal, may downgrade Aeon. 174
Moody lowers Toshiba Machine's outlook to negative. 160
Moody's may downgrade Snow Brand debt ratings. 133
Nagoya could be hit by major quake in event of Tokai temblor. 426
Nagoya Stock Exchange to adopt stock-company structure. 167
Nakauchi gives up all Daiei group representation positions. 369
Nichido Fire's pretax profit drops 17.1% in 1st half. 293
Niigata Engineering seeks court protection. 427
Nikkei briefly recovers 11,000 for 1st time in one month. 121
Nikkei closes above 11,000 for 1st time in 3 months. 533
Nikkei closes below 11,000 as weak yen effects fade away. 519
Nikkei closes slightly higher after directionless trading. 567
Nikkei down 2.96% on Wall Street fall, company failure. 508
Nikkei in directionless trading despite Wall Street rise. 200
Nikkei to replace Niigata Engineering with Sumitomo Realty. 86
Nikkei touches above 11,000 line for 1st time in one month. 505
Nippon Broadcasting posts 33.5% gain in pretax profit. 277
Nippon Life's solvency margin dives on stock appraisal loss. 357
Nippon Steel, Sumitomo to integrate welding materials. 298
Nipponkoa parent-only net profit rises 33.7% in 1st half. 315
Nissan Fire & Marine falls into red in 1st half. 316
Nissan Fire considering suing U.S. reinsurer Fortress Re. 236
Nissay Dowa incurs pretax loss on securities appraisal loss. 353
Nisshin Fire & Marine falls into red in fiscal 1st half. 287
Nissho Iwai to spin off administrative division. 154
NKK, Sumitomo, Hitachi to integrate next April, 1 year earlier. 183
No of those infected with AIDS to reach 40 mil by year-end. 296
Oct. retail sales post largest drop in nearly 3 years. 336
Online 'yakiniku' promo to be launched amid mad cow scare. 226
Pakistani held on charge of operating underground bank. 305
Pamphlet published to address trauma associated with terrorism. 199
Police may search Chongryon headquarters Wed. 247
Police raid Chongryon HQ over alleged embezzlement. 314
Policemen fire shots to stop suspicious cars in Ibaraki Pref. 142
Prices of Japanese gov't bond futures close lower for 2nd day. 120
Prima Meat to cut workforce by 30% over next 3 years. 342
Prince Akishino aims to foster girls' individuality. 244
Recently robbed company cannot locate container of cyanide. 136
Requests for 2nd extra budget focus on improving facilities. 397
S&P announces rating actions on Tokio Marine, Nippon Life. 182
S&P cuts long-term ratings on Japan, outlook negative. 564
S&P lowers Asahi Glass rating. 132
S&P lowers ratings on 3 Japanese public entities. 288
S&P may downgrade long-term rating on Daiwa Securities SMBC. 161
S&P places 12 major Japan banks under review, may downgrade. 357
S&P revises Shinkin Central Bank's outlook to negative. 134
Salaried households spending in Japan up in Oct. 330
Satellite broadcaster WOWOW falls into red on cost increases. 211
Sato Kogyo's group net balance remains in minus territory. 210
SEI shifts wiring harness production from U.S. to Mexico. 145
Shinsei Bank, IY Bank's ATM tie-up to begin Dec. 17. 146
Sony to renovate amusement complex Mediage, absorb operator. 105
Statue names mixed up for 350 years at temple in Miyagi Pref. 202
Stock falls erode solvency margins of large insurers. 579
Stock market slump weighs on Japan's top nonlife insurers. 809
Stock slides erode solvency margins at large Japan insurers. 475
Stock tax reform bill passes for implementation this week. 219
Sumitomo Life to eliminate 1,000 regular-payroll jobs. 106
Sumitomo Mitsui's group net profit dives 68% in 1st half. 502
Supermarket, dept. stores sales down in Oct. 567
Table of 14 major banks' bad loans. 381
Taiheiyo Cement posts smaller group net loss in 1st half. 211
Taisei's failure will delay creation of Sompo Japan. 161
Takeda to build lab to make drugs based on genome research. 193
TBS reports 9.7% fall in pretax profit in 1st half. 192
Tobacco industry to launch campaign against tax... 92
Tokio Marine & Fire's pretax profit falls 28.4% in 1st half. 280
Tokyo consumer prices drop 1.4% on year in Nov. 494
Tokyo firm to be given warning over sales pitches. 152
Tokyo stocks climb in morning on yen weakness. 494
Tokyo stocks directionless amid wait-and-see mood. 536
Tokyo stocks down in early morning after 3-day rise. 200
Tokyo stocks fall in morning amid wait-and-see mood. 365
Tokyo stocks open lower on Wall St. fall. 154
Tokyo stocks open lower on Wall Street tumble. 152
Tokyo stocks open sharply higher on weak yen, firm Wall St. 196
Tokyo stocks slip on Wall St. fall, strong yen. 446
Top U.S. Treasury official urges Japan to end deflation. 212
Tracking device in stolen jewelry bag leads to arrest of 2 men. 202
TSE to delist Niigata Engineering. 84
TSE-listed firms see steepest profit fall in decade. 299
TV Asahi reports 1.6% rise in interim group net profit. 253
U.S. Navy re-sinks Ehime Maru to final resting place. 311
U.S. ranks top in antidumping probes: WTO. 226
UBS Warburg error disrupts Dentsu debut on TSE. 218
Vodaphone's Morrow to head Japan Telecom. 249
Washington Post reporter allegedly groped teen on Tokyo train. 155
Weak stocks drag down Asahi Mutual Life's solvency margin. 272
Weak techs drag Tokyo stocks down in morning deals. 491
Women suffering violence 30 times more prone to suicide. 289
World Cup tickets to be offered as lottery prize. 184
Yanagisawa welcomes banks' massive bad-loan disposals. 178
Yasuda Fire goes to red in 1st half on appraisal loss. 273
Yasuda Fire, Nissan Fire become sponsors of failed Taisei Fire. 185
Yasuda Life's solvency margin falls on stock appraisal losses. 248
Yasuda Trust posts net loss of 123.97 bil. yen in 1st half. 276
Yasuda Trust to change name to Mizuho Asset Trust in April. 246
Year-end 'Jumbo' lottery tickets go on sale nationwide. 143
Yokohama develops device removing spinal cord from cows. 278

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