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Articles from Japan Weekly Monitor (January 28, 2002)

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120 told to evacuate after mudslide dams river in Tottori. 192
14 beached whales found in Kagoshima Pref. 280
2 of 14 beached whales in Kagoshima Pref. still alive. 231
3 savings associations collapse, file with FSA. 138
30% of wholesale whale meat did not sell during summer. 191
9 die in bus accident in Nepal. 90
Anti-Snow Brand, mad cow graffiti painted on cows in Tokushima. 267
Asahi Bank shareholders OK integration with Daiwa Bank. 250
Asahi Glass to spin off ceramics division. 157
Atsugi to set up Chinese subsidiary to make stockings. 165
Bank of Kansai to add premium interest to large time deposits. 396
Banking ass'n willing to skip debt-waiver norms for Daiei. 297
Birth risks not significantly higher near incinerators: study. 176
Bodies of 13 beached whales to become aquarium specimens. 229
Canon to abolish seniority-based wage increase regime. 195
Cap on deposit guarantees to be adopted as planned: Koizumi. 227
Chuo Mitsui to invest in Japan Trustee Services. 165
Civic groups oppose removal of 16-year whaling moratorium. 296
Confined in room for 9 yrs, Niigata woman on road to recovery. 411
Construction investment in FY 2001 seen down to 13-yr low. 246
Copies of forged Meiji Era photo fetching high prices. 259
Council calls for promoting Japanese culture abroad. 203
Court says murder in overseas business trip is work related. 266
Crime victims to get help from policewomen, counselors. 210
Daiei stock jumps 20% after Mon. slide. 251
Daiei to ask for 150 bil. yen debt waiver: report. 196
Daiei to sell Ginza building to Chanel for 6.4 bil. yen. 267
Department store sales fall in 2001 for 5th straight year. 152
Deputy USTR Huntsman calls for economic growth in Japan. 529
Dollar approaches 135 yen in early Tokyo deals. 182
Dollar at upper half of 133 yen in early Tokyo trading. 196
Dollar eases to 133 yen in N.Y. after hitting 134 yen. 99
Dollar firm in Tokyo as O'Neill fails to dampen weak-yen trend. 454
Dollar firm, touches 134 yen in Tokyo deals. 259
Dollar hit 3 year-high in Tokyo morning trading. 307
Dollar hits 39-month high at 134 yen level in N.Y. 203
Dollar hits 39-month high of 134.34 yen in London. 242
Dollar hits new 39-month high above 134.50 yen in Tokyo. 202
Dollar hits new 39-month high of 134.65 yen in Tokyo. 286
Dollar logs another 39-month high of 134.95 yen in Tokyo. 273
Dollar nears 135 yen in Tokyo following Greenspan speech. 476
Dollar rises to 133 yen level in early Tokyo trading. 246
Dollar rises to new 39-month high of 134.77 yen in Tokyo. 483
Dollar soars against yen on O'Neill's tacit OK of weak yen. 456
Dollar still most frequently used currency in Japanese trade. 166
Drug-case cover-up by Saitama police revealed. 516
Drug-resistance level of pneumococcus rises. 318
Electrical workers union to call for work-sharing system. 232
Ethylene production in Japan drops for 2nd year. 239
Ex-Ibaraki water union official gets 7 years for loan fraud. 181
Exhibition of heroic photographer's work opens in Yokohama. 190
Farm imports in settled spat drop simultaneously for 1st time. 193
Farm minister to sue Snow Brand Food over meat fraud. 465
Financial, bad loan crimes drop slightly in 2001. 146
FOCUS: Daiei restructuring plan calls for cutting to 1 tril. 739
FOCUS: Mongolian striving to become top sumo wrestler. 914
FOCUS: Overseas underworld group behind bogus bills in Japan. 371
Foreign investors net stock sellers for 1st time in 4 weeks. 165
Forex cannot improve Japanese productivity: O'Neill. 543
Former Kansai Kogin execs arrested over dubious loans. 757
FSA formally approves Chuo Mitsui's holding company plan. 88
FSA to tighten rules on mortgage-backed securities deals. 108
Gov't recognizes economic improvement abroad. 150
Gov't, BOJ postpone release of report on deflation. 259
Gov't, BOJ to issue 1st joint report on fighting deflation. 152
Gov't, business leaders agree to improve youth employment. 300
Grilled-meat restaurant sales plummet 39% on mad cow scare. 192
Guam Int'l Country Club goes bust with 12.8 bil. yen debt. 227
Han urges Japan not to induce yen depreciation. 394
High Court dismisses appeal of court decision in Sayama case. 246
Hiranuma cites Daiei's bailout as role model. 142
Hiranuma urges U.S. not to curb steel imports. 376
Hokkaido inn manager found murdered. 96
Hokkaido mad cow farmer to quit raising dairy cattle. 220
Hokuriku Bank to raise 39.4 bil. yen in new share allotment. 111
Japan considering WTO complaint over U.S. steel measures. 319
Japan expert to head Taiwan's Government Information Office. 550
Japan firms to expedite restructuring, boost profits: report. 172
Japan gov't bond futures prices close higher on buybacks. 109
Japan gov't bond futures prices fall for 2nd day. 89
Japan gov't bond futures prices higher after 3-day fall. 89
Japan most expensive country, British magazine says. 239
Japan ranked as low as ever in scientific knowledge comparison. 211
Japan revises down key economy gauge for Nov. 300
Japan supermarket sales down record 5.2% in 2001. 338
Japan suspends distribution of imported rice. 236
Japan to seek global fight against illegal deforestation. 256
Japan's 2nd police box-couple's home opens in Tokyo. 155
Japan's 3 top textile machinery makers to integrate operations. 163
Japan's CPI down by 0.8% in 2001, Takenaka vows steps. 437
Japan's gangsters rise in number for 6th straight year. 196
Japan's paper production falls 3.5% in 2001 on IT slowdown. 130
Japan's tertiary industry activity posts 1st rise in 5 months. 331
Japan's trade surplus plunges 38.3% in 2001. 617
Japanese banks meet to confirm creation of stock-buying body. 239
Japanese editorial excerpts - BEEF SCANDAL BEGGARS BELIEF. 401
Japanese editorial excerpts - HOW TO CHECK NOSOCOMIAL INFECTION. 438
Japanese editorial excerpts - UNION CAN PRODUCE NEW LIFE. 472
Japanese film 'Go' wins award at int'l festival. 135
Japanese gov't bond futures price falls in morning. 87
Japanese gov't bond futures price moves narrowly. 84
Japanese gov't bond futures price rises after 3-day fall. 85
Japanese traders set up groups on 3 disputed farm imports. 176
JCR cuts rating on Isuzu's bonds from BBB minus to BB. 109
JT enlists philosopher Roger Scruton to fight antismoking. 194
Kahma, Joyful Honda to cooperate in DIY store management. 119
Kanagawa man gets 4-yr jail term for beating daughter to death. 163
Kanagawa policeman arrested for obscenity with detainee. 82
Kawai Musical to shed 267 jobs in early retirement program. 144
KFC Japan sees 9% rise in FY 2001 group net profit. 236
Kobe Steel, Austrian steelmaker to tie up in auto steel sheets. 115
Kotobukiya to shut outlets temporarily from Feb. 1. 127
Kuroyanagi to become president of Nagoya bourse. 203
M4.6 quake hits Shimane, Tottori in western Japan. 114
Man arrested after 28-hour car chase in central Japan. 284
Man arrested for alleged rape of Japanese tourist. 163
Man gets 14 years for holding girl for 9 years. 667
Man nabbed for allegedly smuggling 76 mil. yen in drugs. 155
Margin stock buying in Japan up for 2nd week. 92
Maruha's sale of Yokohama BayStars shares to TBS OK'd. 276
Meiji Life, Yasuda Life ratings unaffected by merger plan. 155
Meiji Life, Yasuda Mutual Life to merge in 2004. 458
Meiji Life, Yasuda Mutual to integrate business. 208
METI to oblige large facilities to save energy from FY 2003. 273
METI to study impact of 'hollowing' on trade surplus fall. 133
Ministry to admit inadequate explanations on public works. 284
Mitsui Mining, Sumitomo Metal to combine zinc businesses. 197
Mitsui, Sumitomo construction firms eye merger: paper. 240
Mitsukoshi taps Taneo Nakamura as president. 159
Moody's assigns Aa3 senior debt rating to DBJ. 168
More than 2,000 municipalities mulling mergers: survey. 272
Mother, 2 children perish in Saitama apartment complex fire. 152
Nachi-Fujikoshi pushed into black on real estate sales. 276
Nakamura named Mitsukoshi's next president. 255
Newspaper ass'n aims for more accessible press clubs. 417
Niigata Engineering obtains court rehab approval. 296
Niigata kidnapper appeals to Tokyo High Court. 161
Nikkei higher on firm chip-related issues, autos. 523
Nikkei opens slightly higher after 2% fall. 213
Nissho Iwai to cut 700 jobs under 3-year restructuring plan. 197
No. of arrested hot-rodders at record high in 2001. 182
Nomura group net profit dives 79% on 'chukoku' refunds. 264
O'Neill slams Japanese banks for lenient lending practices. 224
Oji Paper revises down group net balance forecasts for FY 2001. 210
Osaka bureaucrat held on suspicion of repeatedly groping woman. 140
Otsuka Pharmaceutical's beverage unit to take stake in Pokka. 109
Over 10 mil. Harry Potter books published in Japan. 131
Panel calls for deregulation to promote digital broadcasting. 204
Patten urges Tokyo to promote corporate restructuring. 234
Pensioners rise 4.4%, premium paying workers drop in FY 1999. 103
Plaintiff in CJD lawsuit dies from disease. 187
Police sergeant held for allegedly groping teen on train. 148
Police set to build case on Snow Brand Food beef scam. 613
Police set to build case on Snow Brand Food beef scam. 576
POSCO replaces Nippon Steel as biggest steelmaker in 2001. 153
Probe of Snow Brand Food expands to beef stored in Tokyo. 500
RCC to securitize nonperforming loans. 206
Russian court sentences AUM cultists who plotted terror strike. 194
S&P assigns AA-minus rating to 2 bonds issued by Japan Highway. 167
S&P cuts rating on Snow Brand over false labeling scandal. 177
Saitama to introduce students to cuisine of World Cup nations. 245
Sakaguchi calls for steps against unemployment at local level. 226
Sapporo beer garden sold old beer. 111
Scandal over beef scam hits Snow Brand shares. 386
Seibu considers closing down 5 loss-making stores. 224
Senior IMF official expresses hope of Japan's recovery. 181
Shintom to reduce capital for financial improvement. 148
Shiokawa rules out currency move, 'barring emergency'. 125
Snow Brand Food chief says he may resign. 197
Snow Brand Food disguised beef to get gov't subsidies. 726
Snow Brand Food products disappear from shops. 198
Snow Brand Food to stay out of beef business for time being. 158
Subsidies in general-account budget rise 2.1% to 22 tril. yen. 177
Tanabe hypertension drug approved for kidney treatment. 122
Tax, social welfare burden to fall slightly in FY 2002. 148
Teenage girl does not have new variant CJD: doctor. 258
Tokyo hospital serratia bacteria from same strain. 447
Tokyo stocks advance on weak yen, firm Wall St. 480
Tokyo stocks move little amid lack of incentives. 175
Tokyo stocks move narrowly amid lack of incentives. 486
Tokyo stocks open higher on gains in U.S. techs. 179
Tokyo stocks open slightly higher on U.S. gains. 184
Tokyo stocks plunge on possible U.S. Kmart failure. 548
Tokyo stocks rise for 2nd day, Nikkei stays above 10,000. 504
Tokyo stocks up on techs, TOPIX hits post-bubble intraday low. 555
Tokyo stocks weak in morning, Nikkei stays above 10,000. 502
Tokyo tops in H.K. survey on living cost for expatriates. 227
Top IMF official urges BOJ to maintain flexible policy. 432
TOPIX sinks to new post-bubble closing low. 553
Toshiba, Takara, Dai Nippon Printing to set up education JV. 142
Trade data show Japan losing competitiveness: Fukuda. 112
TSE resumes trading in Mitsui, Sumitomo construction. 88
TV personality Christine picked as Aichi Expo publicity head. 143
U.S. dollar gains in New York, up to 134.85 yen. 191
U.S. manufacturers welcome O'Neill's currency remarks. 355
U.S. urges Japan to restore growth through reforms. 423
U.S. withdraws suit against firm over dioxin pollution at base. 237
UFJ Bank's Teranishi to lead bankers association. 104
Workers' nonlegally mandated fringe benefits dip 2.3% on year. 266
Yamaha revises downward medium-term earnings targets. 165
Yamato Kogyo to liquidate real estate subsidiary. 161
Yanagisawa eyes land ministry's help in contractor bailout. 175
Yield on 10-year gov't bond jumps on rating cut rumors. 119
Zenchu urges gov't to promptly resolve mad cow problem. 438

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