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Articles from Japan Weekly Monitor (November 19, 2001)

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10-year-old girl from Aichi Pref. missing. 154
11 children died of abuse in FY 2000 despite consultation. 204
14 economies to mull moneylaundering in N.Z. in Dec. 169
1989 Afghan film playing to packed theater in Tokyo. 173
2 junior high students jump to deaths in Saitama. 268
23 fake bills found at pachinko parlors in Hyogo Pref. 127
3 arrested over illegal dumping of Snow Brand products. 298
3 groups to develop tobacco vending machines for adults only. 159
39% of multipurpose buildings violate building standards law. 260
460 people gather for student's memorial service in Ehime. 354
5 cities vow cooperation over environment conservation. 87
5 Japanese credit unions file for bankruptcy with FSA. 148
6 wild boars found dead on highway in Tokushima Pref. 119
Asahi Optical expects bigger losses for 1st half. 156
Australia, Thailand move closer to free trade agreement. 211
Bandai reports gains in pretax, operating profits. 206
Best Denki to commission distribution to Sanyo subsidiary. 160
Body identified as missing Saitama teacher. 306
Bronze replica of Roman statue unveiled in western Tokyo. 116
Capital spending may drop in FY 2001 despite planned increases. 261
Chugai Pharmaceutical group pretax profit up 10% in 1st half. 329
Condos for sale in Tokyo down 21.5% in Oct. 295
Consumer anxiety index rises to worst level since 1977. 233
Consumer confidence in single-person households down in Sept. 119
Court deems state, firms partly responsible for spread of CJD. 297
Court OKs bank's rejection of housing loan to foreigner. 305
Crimes in 2000 highest since end of World War II: Paper. 290
Dainippon Ink to sell adhesive operations to Forbo. 127
Disposal of MBM made from mad cow disease-infected cow begins. 217
Divers to end search for missing student in Ehime Maru. 256
Dollar climbs to 121 yen territory in Tokyo. 390
Dollar edges up against yen in early Tokyo trading. 184
Dollar edges up against yen in early Tokyo trading. 122
Dollar edges up to mid-120 yen in quiet Tokyo market. 311
Dollar falls against yen in wake of plane crash. 141
Dollar little changed against yen in early Tokyo trading. 188
Dollar little changed against yen in early Tokyo trading. 167
Dollar little changed against yen in quiet Tokyo market. 365
Dollar little changed against yen in Tokyo morning deals. 281
Dollar little changed in Tokyo morning deals. 238
Dollar moves narrowly at 122 yen level in Tokyo. 364
Dollar nears upper half of 122 yen in early Tokyo trading. 177
Dollar rises against yen in Tokyo morning trading. 272
Dollar rises in Tokyo on 'bin Laden held' rumors. 323
Dollar steady at lower half of 122 yen in Tokyo trading. 235
Dollar unchanged at mid-121 yen in early Tokyo deals. 168
Drugmaker Sankyo's group pretax profit down 19.7% in 1st half. 197
ECB sees Japan's reform critical for economic growth. 227
Economy watcher index renews record low in Oct. 378
Extra budget enacted, focus on employment steps. 593
Failed Nagasakiya to close 31 more stores, cut 700 jobs. 144
Family of 4 dead in Mie in possible murder-suicide. 194
FEATURE: Studying Japanese becoming popular overseas. 655
Film director Oshima undergoing treatment in ICU. 141
Financial One Card, Million Card sign deal to merge in Jan. 120
Founder of American peace organization receives Japanese award. 171
FTC eyes big hike in fines for Antimonopoly Law violations. 163
Fuji Bank starts setting up ATMs in McDonald outlets. 133
Fukui Pref. bookstore ordered to stop e-mailing book summaries. 104
Fukuoka man gets 5 years for beating infant stepson to death. 133
German author on war history says Japan remains divided. 605
Giant panda arrives in Mexico from Tokyo for 2nd mating try. 223
Giant panda leaves Tokyo zoo for Mexico for 2nd mating attempt. 230
Goldman Sachs to help Asahi Bank clear bad loans. 263
Gov't confirms Sept. industry output at post-bubble 2nd lowest. 224
Gov't holds 1st online public tender for state-run project. 215
Gov't to monitor more volcanoes for eruption signs. 297
Gov't to provide grants for technology innovation. 271
Hankyu Dept.'s group net profit up 1,042% in 1st half. 227
Head of local immigration office held for molesting woman. 127
Importer arrested in illegal sale of Viagra. 176
Industry head hopes for healthy management at Asahi Life. 301
Industry-university research projects rise 29% in FY 2000. 217
Int'l conference on lakes opens in Shiga Pref. 206
Interim earnings results show tough time for Japanese firms. 337
Itochu suffers 55.1% group net profit fall in 1st half. 178
Japan bankruptcies up 11.7% to 1,911 in Oct. 293
Japan gov't bond futures little changed in wait-and-see mood. 108
Japan gov't bond futures prices close lower ahead of bidding. 139
Japan gov't bond futures prices close lower for 4th day. 102
Japan gov't bond futures prices close lower. 149
Japan gov't bond futures prices down slightly in morning. 115
Japan gov't bond futures prices higher on buybacks. 99
Japan gov't bond futures prices higher on stock rise. 131
Japan gov't bond futures prices lower for 2nd day. 153
Japan gov't bond futures prices move narrowly ahead of weekend. 102
Japan search for 9th victim of sunken Ehime Maru ends. 409
Japan states plan to ratify Kyoto Protocol. 500
Japan's economic growth necessary for world's: O'Neill. 148
Japan's steel industry leader calls ITC charge 'unfair'. 157
Japan, China to hold diplomatic talks on Wed. 210
Japanese dailies carry U.S. plane crash on front pages. 268
Japanese NGOs at int'l conference on lakes release declaration. 390
JT's group net profit rises 4.2% in 1st half. 301
Kanagawa Pref. town preparing for birth of imperial baby. 168
Kanebo's group net profit up 45.5% in fiscal 1st half. 207
Kawasaki Heavy posts net loss of 2.33 bil. yen in 1st half. 252
Kawasaki Heavy to spin off shipbuilding business. 137
Kobe Steel in automotive steel sheet deal with Austrian firm. 136
Kobe Steel to demonstrate new ironmaking plant in U.S. 176
Koizumi pushes for scrapping state mortgage provider. 394
Koizumi ready to scrap blanket deposit protection. 335
Kuraray's group net profit up 113.9% in 1st half. 218
M5.1 quake rattles Iwate Pref. in northeastern Japan. 93
Mad cow checkup finds 13 initially positive but cleared. 229
Man arrested for allegedly killing mother for insurance money. 296
Man arrested for allegedly sending white powder to bank. 114
Margin stock buying in Japan down for 1st time in 2 weeks. 102
Mariners' Ichiro helps Sky Perfect cut losses in 1st half. 284
Market to start to trade emissions with U.S. firms, 2 cities. 323
Marubeni falls into red, 5 others post profit falls. 324
Marubeni plunges into red in fiscal 1st-half. 216
McDonalds begins using cogeneration system. 167
Mild quake hits Tottori Pref. 97
Ministry checks safety of Japanese students, teachers. 188
Mitsubishi Chemical plunges into red in fiscal 1st half. 169
Mitsubishi Corp. posts 63.5% rise in operating profit. 222
Mitsubishi Heavy cuts group net loss in fiscal 1st half. 280
Mitsubishi Plastics midterm net profit dives 65.5%. 182
Mitsui Mining & Smelting group profits fall sharply. 224
Miyagi man hits school girl with bat. 134
Mizuho Investors to consolidate branch offices. 118
Mizuno posts 74% lower interim net profit, to cut 250 jobs. 306
Moody's downgrades Asahi Mutual on possible Tokio Marine union. 222
Moody's warns against assuming long support from Japan's banks. 191
N.Y. stocks drop sharply in wake of plane crash. 99
Nagano Gov. Tanaka lifts ban on Yomiuri coverage. 165
NEC to issue hybrid security, Euroyen convertible bonds. 342
New trade talks will help boost global economy: Koizumi. 599
Nikkei falls below 10,000 after plane crash in N.Y. 518
Nikkei higher in morning on firm tech issues. 502
Nikkei jumps 4% on military victories in Afghanistan. 586
Nippon Columbia cuts earnings forecast for 1st half, full yr. 212
Nippon Columbia stays in red in FY 2001 first half. 260
Nippon Mitsubishi profit soars 10-fold on accounting change. 200
Nippon Steel to expand electricity retailing business. 146
Nisshin Seifun 1st half earnings down due to price competition. 202
Nissho Iwai's group net profit falls 25.21% in 1st half. 198
No anthrax detected in 8 post offices handling int'l mail. 104
Nonresidents net buyers of Japanese stocks in Oct. 151
Oct. beer, 'happoshu' shipments up 6.8% on year. 277
Omron to boost restructuring measures on poor interim earnings. 327
Online broker Charles Schwab Tokio mulling dissolution. 145
Panel calls for easing standards for approving overwork death. 319
Police arrest ex-Chogin Kinki execs over loans, probe. 364
Prenatal checkup shows Crown Princess Masako in fine shape. 189
Record haul of 110,000 ecstasy, other pills in Jan.-Oct. 207
Ruling camp OKs judicial role in crimes by mentally disabled. 234
Russian sailor nabbed for hemp possession. 87
S&P keeps Asahi Bank on Credit Watch despite new Goldman ties. 201
S&P says it may lower Nichimen's credit ratings. 171
Sanrio, Warner to co-brand Hello Kitty, Tweety products. 211
Seagaia operator incurs bigger loss in 1st half. 216
Seikei Univ. to launch early graduation program. 141
Seiko posts midterm group net loss of 2.09 bil. yen. 211
Sekisui Chemical posts 12 bil. yen group net loss in 1st half. 237
Sekisui Chemical to stop production of plasticizers. 89
Shin-Etsu Chemical posts record net profit in 1st half. 256
Shionogi group net profit down 5.4% in fiscal 1st half. 223
Singer-actress Imai's agency hit for tax evasion. 99
Stocks mixed in early morning despite Wall St. gains. 143
Stocks mixed in morning in directionless trading. 425
Stray Turkey vulture found in Shizuoka Pref. plant garden. 197
Sumitomo Chemical midterm group net profit up 20.8%. 158
Suntory to halt production of 2 'happoshu' brands. 145
Takara Shuzo to set up holding company. 157
Teijin interim group net profit down 13%. 235
Teijin to build polyethylene plant in Ehime Pref. 177
Teijin to reduce staff by 500 in Europe, U.S. 156
Tokio Marine, Asahi Mutual set for reorganization plan. 283
Tokyo dept. store sales post 1st drop in 5 months in Oct. 313
Tokyo stocks close higher for 3rd day on firm techs. 575
Tokyo stocks close lower for 2nd day, Nikkei below 10,100. 547
Tokyo stocks higher on overnight rise in U.S. market. 516
Tokyo stocks lower after plane crash in N.Y. 224
Tokyo stocks lower for 3rd day, Nikkei barely above 10,000. 558
Tokyo stocks open higher on overnight rise in U.S. market. 164
Tokyo stocks open lower after previous day's jump. 174
Tokyo stocks open sharply higher on Wall Street gains. 157
Tokyo stocks rally on Wall St. gains, weaker yen. 516
Tokyo stocks rise for 1st time in 4 days on Wall St. gains. 608
Tokyo student collects signatures to protest U.S. attacks. 214
Tomen posts 7.4% rise in midterm group net profit. 216
Toray eyes 2,000 job cuts as midterm net profit plunges 84.2%. 235
Tosoh's group net profit tumbles 83% in fiscal 1st half. 173
Trader Nichimen quadruples group net profit in 1st half. 243
Trading house Mitsui's group net profit slips 2.7% in 1st half. 231
Tsubasa Securities ordered to improve business practices. 157
U.S. TV documentary program awarded Japan Prize. 226
UFJ lists on London Stock Exchange. 87
Ushio's interim group net profit plunges 68%. 255
Wacoal's net profit plunges 35.7% in 1st half. 308
Yakult interim group net profit down 18% on slow sales. 256
Yamaha's group net profit down 27.9% in 1st half. 186
Yamasaki says stock fall unavoidable after N.Y. plane crash. 91

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