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Articles from Japan Weekly Monitor (January 22, 2001)

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'Economy watchers' turn most pessimistic in Dec. 374
'Happoshu' shipments up for 6th straight year in 2000. 238
'Otoshidama' New Year's gifts up for 1st time in 4 yrs. 201
1 million yen award offered for Tokyo University newspaper. 308
10 regional banks seen applying for public funds. 374
17 banks sign $4.7 bil. loan deal to PCCW-HKT. 219
1st round of Japan-Singapore FTA talks Jan. 31-Feb.1. 241
2 business groups call for letting firms hold stock. 282
2 children, grandmother die in Hiroshima blaze. 90
2 Coca-Cola bottling firms to merge under holding company. 187
2 Fukuoka boys acquitted of bag snatching. 265
2ND LD: 4 Japan chemical firms to merge polyethylene business. 344
2ND LD: Citizens commemorate 6th anniversary of Hanshin quake. 790
2ND LD: Heavy snow may hit Pacific coast areas. 356
3RD LD: Estrada virtually quits, calls for snap vote in May. 650
3RD LD: LDP launches panel on propping up stock prices. 611
71% of relocated Kobe quake victims lonely: poll. 175
Aizawa eyes changing law on treasury stocks by end-March. 314
Asahara's eldest daughter arrested for alleged shoplifting. 128
BOJ unlikely to reinstate zero-rate policy this year: survey. 365
Business group proposes steps to bolster stocks. 173
Central, local gov'ts inspect Sendai clinic over nurse. 233
Cold snap brings heavy snow to wide areas of Japan. 471
Construction firms' revenues up 3.4% in 1st fiscal half. 243
Daiei inks business tie-up with midsize retailer Niko Niko Do. 210
Dollar advances to 18-month high of 119 yen in Tokyo. 437
Dollar backs off against yen in Tokyo morning deals. 296
Dollar briefly hits 119.90 yen in Tokyo morning. 186
Dollar eases after hitting 18-month high in Tokyo. 488
Dollar falls against yen in Tokyo morning on Hayami warning. 327
Dollar falls back against yen in Tokyo. 498
Dollar falls further against yen in Tokyo morning. 320
Dollar falls further against yen in Tokyo. 448
Dollar falls to upper 117 yen level in early Tokyo deals. 164
Dollar firm against yen in Tokyo morning deals. 158
Dollar higher against yen in Tokyo morning deals. 166
Dollar hits new 18-month high near 120 yen in Tokyo morning. 351
Dollar reaches 18-month high against yen in early Tokyo deals. 150
Dollar rises to 18-month high of 119 yen in Tokyo. 476
Dollar touches 119 yen in Tokyo. 166
Eizenstat regrets failure in Japanese restitution cases. 244
Establishing individuality important, but hard for Japanese. 277
Ex-Ohu Univ. prof. admits getting 10 questions on nat'l exam. 292
Execs of 9 firms in Chubu to discuss support for Aichi expo. 219
FOCUS: English becoming key in Japan corporate life. 681
Former Daiei President Toba to resign Mon. 182
FSA eyes new earnings barometer for life insurers. 199
FSA inaugurates top-level consultative group. 432
Fukuoka court sentences Taiwan drug smuggler to 7 years. 159
Fukuoka man settles sexual harassment case with male boss. 267
Fusion to halve overseas call rates. 249
Gov't bond futures prices continue downswing on stock rise. 140
Gov't bond futures prices decline for 1st time in 3 days. 169
Gov't bond futures prices fall on stock gains. 167
Gov't bond futures prices little changed in morning. 86
Gov't bond futures prices move lower in morning deals. 107
Gov't bond futures prices move lower in morning. 114
Gov't bond futures prices move lower in morning. 103
Gov't bond futures prices rise after 3-day fall. 173
Gov't should not promote stock price lifting measures: panel. 337
Group to sue Hokkaido bathhouse for barring foreigners. 258
Hashimoto aims to ban ex-bureaucrats from seeking favors. 503
Hayama to be president of construction contractor Taisei. 151
Head of brokers' group defends stock-supportive measure. 210
Hikari Tsushin Int'l agrees to buy stakes in parent's firms. 258
Hiranuma nixes using public money to bolster stock prices. 205
Hiranuma supports companies' stock repurchase plan. 181
Hitachi, Omron agree to join hands in IT factory automation. 80
Hokkaido bathhouse conditionally stops barring foreigners. 338
Insurer Chiyoda offers to sell Hotel New Japan site to firms. 270
Int'l bank panel proposes capital rule amendment. 392
Investment trust net assets below 50 tril. yen in Dec. 173
Japan 2000 corporate failures up 23.4%, debts record high. 356
Japan not to import whale meat from Norway. 152
Japan sticks to cautious evaluation of economy. 377
Japanese editorial excerpts-ALARMING FALL IN THE MARKET. 437
Japanese editorial excerpts-BOLSTER STOCK MARKETS BY ALL MEANS. 419
Japanese editorial excerpts-DENTAL EXAM SYSTEM NEEDS OVERHAUL. 857
Japanese language the rage on Sakhalin. 206
Japanese man arrested in Thailand for smuggling ecstasy. 117
Japanese steelmakers to cut exports to Asia. 197
Japanese value children's skills, Chinese education. 309
Job placement rate slightly up for graduating students. 386
Kanagawa baby dies following alleged choking by mother. 93
Kanebo to cancel licensing production contract with Dior. 167
Keio University president likely to head education council. 295
Komura becomes new head of Development Bank of Japan. 140
Law governing introduction of treasury stocks to be reviewed. 216
LDP official suggests Japan give foreign aid to Russia. 170
LDP panel to consider ESOP to boost stock market. 345
LDP stock panel to ask BOJ for quantitative easing: Aizawa. 189
LEAD: Citizens commemorate 6th anniversary of Hanshin quake. 683
LEAD: German industry official gets top Japanese honor. 130
LEAD: Heavy snow continues along areas facing Sea of Japan. 316
LEAD: Heavy snow continues to hit areas facing Sea of Japan. 423
LEAD: Heavy snow passes peak, but likely to fall at weekend. 266
LEAD: Japan's machinery orders turn down in Nov. 467
LEAD: Kim Jong Il may hold another talks with Chinese leaders. 284
LEAD: Kirin names senior managing director Aramaki as chief. 206
LEAD: Manulife picked to take over failed Daihyaku Mutual. 332
LEAD: Norway lifts ban on exports of whale meat. 412
LEAD: Nurse targeted boy under special treatment, police say. 373
LEAD: Okinawa wants time limit, minimum impact from new airport. 488
LEAD: Parents, baby reunited 7 days after abduction. 392
LEAD: Search abandoned for acquirer of failed Daiichi Mutual. 497
LEAD: Snow Brand to close 4 more factories. 347
LEAD: Tokyo dept. store sales fall for 4th year in 2000. 345
LEAD: Town gov't ordered to redress gender inequality. 297
LEAD: Yield on 10-year bond falls to 20-month low. 175
Local gov'ts to inspect Sendai clinic over nurse. 231
M3.5 earthquake shakes Kozushima Island, south of Tokyo. 104
Manulife picked to take over failed Daihyaku Mutual. 237
Margin stock buying in Japan down for 16th week. 98
Market makers to be introduced in Nasdaq Japan in Nov. 173
Medical lecturer likely to be sanctioned for sexual harassment. 168
Minister eyes exchanges of cross-held shares by firms. 244
Minister rules out using postal savings to boost stock prices. 152
Ministers voice mixed views on proposal to halt share slide. 506
Ministry keeps Japan Nov. industrial output at minus 0.8%. 139
Miura freed from jail after doing time for 1981 wife attack. 180
Miyazawa voices readiness to tolerate yen's slide. 191
Monex unlikely to see profits in FY 2000. 197
Moody's upgrades outlook on Yasuda Fire & Marine. 87
Mori asked to attend reception for IOC delegates. 218
Mori requests panel to make technology strategy by end-March. 289
Mycal brings forward appointment of new chief to March 16. 139
Nagoya to host int'l electronic art confab in 2002. 115
Nikkei finishes morning above 14,000. 449
Nikkei inches down in early trading. 185
Nikkei rises for 6th day, but fails to close above 14,000. 568
No intention of delaying market-value account: Miyazawa. 209
Nonresidents net buyers of Japan stocks in Dec. 204
Number of M&As in Japan up 40.8% in 2000, record high. 189
OECD plans to use economic measures to achieve sustainability. 443
Opposing views allow dollar to swing against yen in Tokyo. 447
Over 80% of stocks listed in July-Dec. fall below IPO prices. 168
Papers sent on Osaka beggar suspected of amputating dogs' legs. 170
Police probe boy's death linked to arrested male nurse. 281
Police search homes of failed Niigata bank execs over loans. 472
Proposed stock supporting measure inappropriate: FTC. 152
Record 95,635 condos put on sale in Tokyo last year. 388
Red Cross Society medical team leaves for El Salvador. 211
Ruling coalition's task force on stocks to be launched. 234
S&P places Chuo Mitsui Trust ratings on negative Creditwatch. 142
S&P upgrades outlook on Nissan Fire's rating to 'developing'. 139
Saitama policeman held for allegedly blackmailing ex-boss. 280
Sankyo puts U.S. joint venture under full control. 168
Sendai clinic reopens to outpatients following arrest of nurse. 250
Slow U.S. economy may lower Japan's GDP growth by 0.4-0.6%. 120
Snow Brand to tie up with Itochu, affiliate on frozen foods. 175
Sumitomo Corp. rating outlook changed to stable from negative. 90
Taisei Corp.'s Hirashima to head construction industry group. 170
Temporary steps on stock prices meaningless: Fukuda. 100
Textile industry groups mull emergency import curbs. 118
Think tank calls for using shares to repay public funds. 257
Tokyo inn for sick children, parents to open next month. 154
Tokyo Sowa Bank staffer nabbed for embezzlement. 241
Tokyo stocks edge up in morning. 496
Tokyo stocks gain on hopes gov't will prop up market. 569
Tokyo stocks incur 1st 4-day rise in over 3 months. 668
Tokyo stocks move sharply higher in morning. 408
Tokyo stocks open higher despite Wall St. decline. 180
Tokyo stocks open higher, Nikkei briefly rises above 14,000. 206
Tokyo stocks open moderately higher. 226
Tokyo stocks post 1st 5-day gain in nearly 14 months. 614
Tokyo stocks soar in morning on yen fall. 444
Tokyo stocks sustain upswing, market awaits LDP stock talks. 600
Tokyo, Osaka still most expensive cities: survey. 335
Top insurer voices support for treasury stock system. 180
Top regional banker sees recovery in personal spending. 144
Tottori baby comes home. 222
Toyobo to shift from textile to non-textile areas. 186
Traffic accidents during mobile-phone use halved after ban. 111
Twice as many firms bought back own shares in 2000: TSE. 235
Univ. profs admit also talking about 1999 exam. 280
Whale meat exports will lead to efficient use: official. 333
Writers Seirai, Horie win Akutagawa Prize. 471
Yanagisawa opposes letting banks repay public funds with shares. 350
Zeria starts clinical tests on anti-HIV drug in U.S. 149

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