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Articles from Japan Weekly Monitor (February 4, 2002)

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10 hurt in incinerator explosion in Aichi Pref. 108
2 men fall to deaths from overhead Fukuoka parking lot. 150
2 youths arrested over killing of Hokkaido inn manager. 137
3 men given death sentence in murder for insurance. 352
3 teenagers sent to prosecutors over homeless man's death. 345
30 places to be raided Sat. over Snow Brand Foods scam. 454
Analysts body releases draft on professional ethical standards. 258
Asahi Breweries to cut 'happoshu' price by 10 yen. 143
Asahi Kasei halves projection of group net profit in FY 2001. 201
Asahi Mutual Life exec dies in apparent suicide. 164
Asahi's Fujita says to seek capital infusion from DKB. 309
Australia wants Japanese consumer confidence in beef restored. 365
Author urges U.S. to strengthen human intelligence network. 167
Bad loans at banks up 3.1 tril. yen as of Sept. 30. 332
Business head praises quick decision on foreign minister. 99
Business leaders downbeat on flagging Japan economy. 338
Business sentiment at small firms worsens 4th qtr in a row. 235
Canon posts record profit, sales for 2nd yr in row. 344
Chuo Mitsui forms holding firm, Mitsui Trust Holdings. 99
Cinemas in Japan take record receipts of 200 bil. yen in 2001. 276
Consumer sentiment remains at 3-yr low in Dec. survey. 534
Contractor Mitsui, Sumitomo to merge in April 2003. 383
Court orders town, 5 men to pay 44.8 mil. yen over bullying. 276
Court rejects ex-university exec's damages demand over HIV. 288
Criminal complaint filed against Snow Brand Food exec. 376
Daiei to give up sponsorship of amusement park operator. 303
Daiei to sell all shareholdings in Maruko. 204
Daiichi Pharmaceutical to challenge EU price-fixing fine. 118
Daikin plans production center in Eastern Europe. 85
Daiwa Securities Group falls into red in April-Dec. results. 211
Dollar briefly touches 40-month high of 135 yen in Tokyo. 296
Dollar drops to 132 yen level in Tokyo. 488
Dollar drops to lower end of 133 yen in Tokyo. 448
Dollar eases against yen in Tokyo in morning. 239
Dollar eases to 133 yen level in Tokyo. 471
Dollar edges higher against yen in early Tokyo deals. 199
Dollar falls against yen in Tokyo in morning deals. 257
Dollar holds firm around 135 yen in early Tokyo trading. 305
Dollar little changed against yen in Tokyo in morning. 275
Dollar little changed at upper end of 132 yen in Tokyo. 462
Dollar moves in mid-133 yen level in early Tokyo trading. 148
Dollar moves in upper half of 134 yen in early Tokyo trading. 129
Dollar moves little in upper 132 yen range early Tokyo trading. 192
Dollar soars to 135 yen in New York, eases down later. 282
Dollar temporarily reaches 135 yen, 40-month high in Tokyo. 475
Dollar weakens to 133 yen level in Tokyo in morning. 267
Ehime Maru victims, kin to get 200,000 yen solatium each. 197
Envoy of Swiss delegation visits Aichi Expo organizers. 155
Failed Kansai Kogin raised extra capital while hiding risks. 346
Family sues Saitama Prefecture over detained man's death. 360
Farm imports in settled dispute continue to fall. 184
Farm min. searches meat center over new beef fraud. 682
Fees for electronic customs system to be lower from April. 149
FOCUS: Born in Japan, Thai boy deemed stateless by Tokyo. 972
FOCUS: Inserting tube into windpipe by paramedics becomes issue. 767
Foreign investors remain net stock sellers for 2nd week. 169
FSA slaps 5-week ban on Morgan Stanley Japan. 596
FTC to probe Snow Brand Food for violation of label law. 250
Fukui Pref. town chooses winners in letter-writing contest. 231
Fund demand weakening at companies, shows BOJ survey. 227
Given more Saturdays off, Japan students plan to sleep. 325
Gov't proposes extending more safety nets for unemployed. 579
Gov't raps Snow Brand Foods for violating standards law. 451
Gov't scraps upper limit on reward for invention by officials. 209
High court upholds 12-yr prison term for former AUM lawyer. 240
High court upholds life sentence of ex-AUM member. 188
Households dependent on pensions rise 84% over decade. 186
IHI to shut down Kagoshima unit. 199
In-hospital infection suspected in 4 Miyagi hepatitis deaths. 257
Japan gov't bond futures prices fall below 136 level. 208
Japan gov't bond futures prices fall for 3rd day. 148
Japan gov't bond futures prices fall on poor auction results. 97
Japan gov't bond futures prices fall on stock weakness. 137
Japan gov't bond futures prices fall on stock weakness. 162
Japan gov't bond futures prices higher on buybacks. 80
Japan gov't bond futures prices move little. 109
Japan gov't bond futures prices rise on buybacks. 86
Japan suspends distribution of imported rice. 250
Japan's business cost highest among 9 industrial countries. 209
Japan's housing starts down 4.6% in 2001. 281
Japan's industrial output falls 7.9% in 2001. 498
Japan's jobless rate at record-high 5.6% in Dec. 818
Japan's population to peak in 2006, fall to 100 mil. in 2050. 447
Japan's retail sales fall in 2001 for 5th straight year. 382
Japan's tax revenues fall 10.4% in Dec. 179
Japanese editorial excerpts - AN INADEQUATE RESCUE PLAN. 451
Japanese editorial excerpts - BRINGING UP BABY NO JOKE. 483
Japanese gov't bond futures price falls in morning. 119
Japanese wives less satisfied, unenthusiastic about sex: poll. 243
Joyu to formally take over AUM leadership Wed.: AUM. 206
Joyu to take over AUM leadership on Wed. 273
Kagoshima town decides to dump dead beached whales at sea. 211
Kansai Kogin ex-chairman withdrew savings before failure. 207
Keidanren approves merger with Nikkeiren. 180
Keidanren chief slams Snow Brand Food over meat fraud. 148
Keidanren's Imai concerned about rise in long-term rates. 181
Key Nikkei slips below 10,000 line. 529
Kokusai head to spearhead Mitsubishi Securities. 156
Lawson revises down profit forecasts for FY 2001. 126
LEAD: Nikkei slides below 10,000 line on Wall St. fall. 232
LEAD: Nikkei under 10,000, TOPIX renews post-bubble low. 543
LEAD: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking to make Mitsui Mutual subsidiary. 153
Liberty Mutual Insurance to withdraw from Japan. 229
Life jail sought for woman in Fukuoka double murder case. 144
M5.1 quake jolts northeastern Japan. 106
Major firms show little interest in job sharing: poll. 272
Manufacturing sector overtime fell 8.5% in 2001. 216
Margin stock buying in Japan up for 3rd consecutive week. 94
Marine novelist Keitaro Kondo dies at 81. 117
Maruha signs deal on selling BayStars to TBS. 232
McDonald's Japan to price hamburgers at 80 yen. 282
Meat fraud to force Snow Brand Food to up group loss estimate. 401
Meiji-Yasuda merger may be moved up to 2003. 170
METI panel to discuss special economic zones in Japan. 303
Mitsui Trust Holdings debuts on TSE. 126
Mitsui, Sumitomo construction firms in merger talks. 551
Mizuho chief-designate voices reluctance to get public capital. 429
MOF's Muto says gov't should not manipulate share prices. 299
Moody's confirms Sumitomo Trust's Baa2 deposit rating. 135
Moody's downgrades Asahi Mutual's financial rating to Caa1. 203
Moody's downgrades rating on Snow Brand Milk Products. 203
Moody's gives C bank financial strength rating to Mitsui Asset. 222
Moody's lowers Komatsu's long-term debt rating to Baa1. 147
Moody's lowers outlook on 3 banks to stable from positive. 150
Moody's to lower some life insurers' ratings next week. 147
Muto reiterates forex should reflect economic fundamentals. 114
Mycal to close 19 unprofitable outlets. 223
Net fraud cases rise to record 158: NPA. 194
Nikkei slips in early deals despite firm U.S. stocks. 230
Nikko Cordial falls into red in April-Dec. period. 219
Nippon Shinpan to cut group workforce by over 40%. 314
Nippon Steel union to propose introduction of work-sharing. 84
Nisshin Steel to form tie-up with Spain's Acerinox. 221
Nissho Iwai to cut 5,000 jobs over 3 yrs. 322
Nissho Iwai to eliminate over 25% of workforce. 207
No. of employees at failed firms in 2001 hits record 220,680. 188
No. of HIV-positive blood donors hits record high. 247
NPA releases English-language message for World Cup fans. 230
OECD describes Japan as 'high-middle income' country. 305
Oki Electric quadruples net loss forecast. 129
Oki returns to see Kyoto pact effectuation. 347
Overseas lending by Japan banks up in July-Sept. 98
Panel finds city, police at fault in fireworks stampede. 381
Papers on ex-professor sent to prosecutors over sword stabbing. 168
Pia to post group net profit of 851 mil. yen for FY 2001. 134
Play takes hard look at kamikaze pilots. 552
Police to continue investigating robbery suspect. 270
Police to raid Snow Brand Food head office, meat centers. 338
Psychiatrist testifies at Osaka school slaying trial. 232
RCC approached for 710 bil. yen worth of bad-loan purchases. 214
Receipts with ads on back to debut. 165
Revenues jump at Web brokerages, skid at conventional rivals. 436
S&P affirms Taiyo Mutual Life's A ratings. 103
S&P downgrades Asahi Mutual due to failed merger deal. 266
S&P gives ratings to RCC's securitization certificates. 387
S&P says Japan's credit quality to worsen this year. 263
S&P, Moody's rate Matsushita Electric domestic bonds. 232
Scandal-hit Jichiro discusses measures to rebuild. 419
Securities watchdog recommends Morgan Stanley be punished. 364
Shinkin Central Bank devises fixed-interest soft mortgages. 174
Shinko Securities group falls into red in April-Dec. 195
Showa Denko expects group net loss on restructuring costs. 257
Singapore mulls extending FTA with Japan to Indonesia. 578
Snow Brand allegedly passed off Aussie beef as Kumamoto meat. 212
Snow Brand's inspection chief linked to cover-up. 368
Sports store Minami seeks court protection from creditors. 122
Sumitomo Heavy to shed 1,000 jobs to cut personnel costs. 190
Telecom ministry to redistribute radio wave frequency bands. 278
Textile-retail union won't demand uniform wage hikes. 280
Tokio Marine, Asahi Mutual to abandon early merger plan. 495
Tokyo area home to 37,000 crows, study says. 319
Tokyo gov't impounds Snow Brand Food's mislabeled beef. 472
Tokyo gov't inspects Snow Brand Food head office, warehouse. 288
Tokyo hotels to go broadband ahead of World Cup. 110
Tokyo stocks almost unchanged in morning. 503
Tokyo stocks close higher despite bad-loan woes. 575
Tokyo stocks close higher despite yen's rise. 591
Tokyo stocks dive on Toshiba warning, contractor merger. 533
Tokyo stocks fall in morning after 3-day rise. 435
Tokyo stocks jump on gains in telecoms, techs. 471
Tokyo stocks open higher on gains in telecoms. 190
Tokyo stocks open lower after 3-day rise. 185
Tokyo stocks open slightly higher on Wall St. gain. 204
Tokyo Style urged to return 50 bil. yen to shareholders. 233
Top court holds newspapers responsible for wire reports. 504
TOPIX closes at new 17-yr low. 602
TOPIX hits new post-bubble intraday low. 518
UFJ Bank computer error leads to 180,000 double debits. 195
UFJ Bank to use 630 bil. yen in legal capital reserves. 187
Uniqlo sales plunge record 35.2% in Jan. 225
Wage-earning households spent 0.8% less in 2001. 408
Weak yen no solution to Japan's economic woes: Hayami. 530
Weak yen stems from easy credit policy, BOJ's Nakahara says. 192
Winds, snow sweep across northern Japan. 207
Yanagisawa sees no problem in Asahi Mutual Life. 328
Yield on 10-yr Japan gov't bond closes at 1.5%. 275
Zoellick urges Japan to combat deflation, foster free trade. 273

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