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Articles from Japan Weekly Monitor (March 11, 2002)

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12 prefectures have job share plan to help high school grads. 388
12 teens arrested in attacks on 19 older businessmen. 202
146 malpractice cases at state hospitals recorded since 2000. 323
17 aliens detained in Tokyo for illegal stay in Japan. 98
2 Japanese crested ibises shipped to China. 182
250 companies duped of 1.4 bil. yen through misrepresentation. 267
3 banks eye 400-500 bil. yen rescue package for Daikyo. 189
3 banks eye 400-500 bil. yen rescue package for Daikyo. 80
4 firms to jointly set up firm to handle personnel management. 184
40% of companies believe deflation will continue: think tank. 224
41% of plywood in Japan from illegal cutting: Greenpeace. 223
424 Tokai postal workers disciplined 1998 to 2001. 226
5 foreigners, 2 Japanese nabbed over fake credit cards. 177
52% of non-hemophiliacs got hepatitis via blood products. 437
60% of Japan steel exports may be affected by U.S. import curb. 289
70% of Tokyo shoppers do not favor giveaways: survey. 197
85 students struck by food poisoning at Tokyo DisneySea. 177
Actress Ikeuchi, trumpeter Hino among arts prize winners. 227
Aeon to help NGO raise funds for antimine moves in Afghanistan. 195
Agriculture co-op affiliate mislabeled chicken. 278
Aichi man stole 50 heavy construction machines: sources. 263
Argentine bond woes to cause cut in scholarship. 158
Award-winning novelist Hammura dies at 68. 206
Bank to launch time deposits linked with Tigers victory. 245
Banks to provide 300 bil. yen for consumer credit firm Orient. 172
Banks' latent stock losses reduced sharply: think tank. 255
BOJ extends emergency unsecured loans to Chubu Bank. 283
BOJ Policy Board member hints at rise in bond purchases. 253
BOJ to extend unsecured loans without awaiting... 326
Builder Tobishima devises new rehabilitation plan. 539
Business leaders call for effective steps after weak GDP data. 213
Business sentiment improves slightly in Feb.: MOF survey. 254
Cat's eye pierced with nail, but sight saved by vet. 169
Cherry blossoms in Japan expected earlier than usual. 296
Chinese ginger allegedly sold as Japanese product. 175
Chinese premier criticizes U.S. over steel tariffs. 179
Chubu Bank to raise 2.4 bil. yen via private placement. 255
Confab on GM food safety opens in Yokohama. 207
Consumption falls for 2nd successive qtr in Oct.-Dec. period. 244
Court finds man not guilty of rape, woman reverses testimony. 180
Court nixes Ainu claim in Hokkaido asset payment procedure. 478
Court OKs bankruptcy proceedings for First Credit. 550
Crown Princess Masako visits exhibition at Tokyo dept. store. 99
Daikyo to call on banks for financial assistance. 196
Daiwa Securities Group ties up with China's SIG. 100
Dentsu rating not affected by stake in new ad firm: S&P. 197
Dentsu to take 15% stake in new global communications firm. 195
DIC to invest 2.05 bil. yen in 'bridge bank'. 202
DIR foresees sharp pickup in corporate earnings in FY 2002. 218
Dollar almost unchanged from Friday levels in N.Y. 170
Dollar briefly dips to 131 yen in Tokyo. 445
Dollar briefly eases to 132 yen in Tokyo on stock rise. 272
Dollar dips to 131 yen in Tokyo on optimism in stock market. 474
Dollar edges up in lower 132 yen level in early Tokyo. 176
Dollar falls below 128 yen in early Tokyo trading. 160
Dollar falls below 128 yen in Tokyo, lowest level in 2 months. 324
Dollar falls to 128 yen in London. 96
Dollar falls to 129 yen level in Tokyo. 484
Dollar falls to 130 yen in morning Tokyo trading. 247
Dollar falls to 132 yen level in Tokyo as Nikkei surges. 414
Dollar hovers around 128 yen line in early New York trading. 273
Dollar moves around 132 yen in early trading. 138
Dollar plunges to 126 yen level in New York. 248
Dollar slips to 130 yen level in New York. 136
Dollar stays weak in upper 130 yen in early Tokyo trading. 172
Dollar steady at lower end of 132 yen in Tokyo morning deals. 226
Dollar temporarily falls to 131 yen in Tokyo in morning. 268
Dollar trades at 127 yen level, year's lowest in Tokyo. 419
English-language educator Wakabayashi dies at 70. 97
Entsuba statue in Hiroshima sculpture park destroyed. 262
Environmentalists rap Japan plan to import Norway whale meat. 295
Ex-aide to LDP's Kato held in tax evasion case. 582
Ex-Asahi Bank branch head, 2 others nabbed for shady loans. 258
Ex-BOJ deputy governor Fukui to join Fujitsu board. 121
Exec held in Shimura Kako share price scheme. 337
Facility, events in place to commemorate 1945 Tokyo air raid. 274
Failed Aoki selects sponsors, seeks 100% capital cut. 521
Failed Sato Kogyo asks creditors for help with rehabilitation. 209
Farm ministry orders Starzen to halt sales at Saga meat center. 201
Farm ministry probes mislabeled chicken case. 190
FEATURE: Cyclist to travel Japan to tell children about dreams. 778
FEATURE: Green tea tops tea-based soft drinks in Japan. 464
Fewer Japanese firms in New York planning to expand business. 193
Fire burns down home in Iwate, 3 bodies found. 87
Flight of time deposits eats into banks' ability to lend. 1113
FOCUS: End of full deposit refunds could ravage banking system. 1000
FOCUS: Japanese gold rush amid fears of financial crisis. 680
FOCUS: Tiny 'chashitsu' tearoom Texan's comfortable workplace. 857
FSA to set up 'bridge bank' to take over failed banks. 340
FTC rebukes Snow Brand Foods over mislabeling of meat. 521
FTC to remove 5% shareholding limit for brokerages. 175
Fuji Fire to liquidate subsidiary in Luxembourg. 125
Fukuda says Japan will wait and see on yen rise. 163
Fukuda says yen rising too quickly. 96
Gangster held over death of grad student in Kobe. 274
Gov't bond futures prices close up despite fears of rate cut. 128
Gov't eyes new seal of approval for fresh food. 278
Gov't makes nat'l job offer info available via cell phones. 149
Gov't panel to work with outside parties on environment. 186
Hazama denies eyeing management integration with Sato Kogyo. 266
Head of Takizawa Ham found dead in swamp, suicide suspected. 138
Hitachi to introduce new fixed benefit pension plan in April. 139
Household spending in Japan up 0.8% on year in Jan. 253
Ibaraki man sentenced to die for killing neighbor in arson. 161
IBJ to raise long-term prime rate by 0.1 point to 2.30%. 121
Ichida to receive debt waiver of 9.2 bil. yen. 264
Industry head calls for tax cuts before June. 242
Isahaya Bay lock gates to be opened for 2-month probe. 326
Isetan to help troubled retailer Iwataya. 410
Iwataya to liquidate subsidiary after integration. 262
Japan eyes WTO case over U.S. steel tariffs. 556
Japan gov't bond futures prices close higher for 4th day. 87
Japan gov't bond futures prices close up for 3rd day. 132
Japan gov't bond futures prices fall for 1st time in 8 days. 88
Japan gov't bond futures prices firm on rising stocks. 105
Japan gov't bond futures prices gain on rise in Tokyo stocks. 119
Japan gov't bond futures prices move little in morning. 127
Japan gov't bond futures prices rise in morning. 145
Japan gov't bond futures prices rise on short-covering. 126
Japan gov't bond futures prices slightly higher in morning. 97
Japan money supply up 3.7% in Feb. on year. 449
Japan to OK whale meat imports from Norway around May. 240
Japan's bank lending drops for 50th month in Feb. 302
Japan's economic recovery strategically important: scholar. 395
Japan's economic slump may erode ties with U.S.: Barshefsky. 425
Japan's economy contracts 1.2% in Oct.-Dec. qtr. 778
Japan's forex reserves rise to $403.49 bil. in Feb. 246
Japan's key economic gauge below 50% for 13th month. 469
Japan's wholesale prices down 1.3% in Feb. on year. 179
Japan, U.S. to hold deregulation talks next week in Washington. 224
Japanese editorial excerpts - CREATING NEW DEMAND IS THE KEY. 538
Japanese editorial excerpts - TREPIDATION OVER TRAINING CAMP. 401
Japanese writer Shiono receives Italian order of merit. 136
JETRO to promote Japan's exports for 1st time in 19 years. 208
Kabuki actor Nakamura Ganjiro shows art to N.Y. arts students. 189
Katokichi chief's family business may support Nagasakiya. 165
Key gov't council to discuss special zones in Japan. 220
Kirin to buy Chinese liquor maker Ei-Sho-Gen. 213
Kiyo Bank to get 24 bil. yen capital with new share issue. 133
Kobe Steel forecasts larger losses for FY 2001. 156
Koizumi sees Japan's potentiality in recent stock rise. 211
Kyushu Bank to issue subordinated bonds worth 30 bil. yen. 147
Lawmakers set up antismoking league. 167
Lawson names Mitsubishi Corp.'s Niinami as new president. 121
LEAD: Dollar slips to mid-130 yen level in New York. 182
Liquidators seek 2 bil. yen from Daiichi Mutual Fire execs. 206
M4.6 quake hits western Japan. 123
Man arrested after taking woman hostage in Osaka. 251
Man nabbed over 5 deaths in robbery-arson case in Aomori. 390
Margin stock buying in Japan down for 1st time in 2 weeks. 88
METI panel calls for unregulated information market. 154
METI to apply safety nets to Sato Kogyo-related small firms. 202
Mexico asks Japan not to exclude farm produce in possible FTA. 139
Ministry to urge drugmakers to label sold blood. 228
Misawa Homes asks UFJ Bank to finance preferred share issue. 160
Mitsubishi Australia posts A$16.1 million annual profit. 284
Mitsubishi Corp. to take 25% stake in publisher Obunsha. 208
Mitsubishi Estate to fall into red for balance-sheet cleanup. 254
Mitsui Mutual Life to cut employees' annual salaries by 15%. 150
Monument in Hiroshima peace park vandalized. 214
Moody's calls for Japan to stimulate prices. 282
Moody's may cut ratings on 5 nonlife insurers, 1 reinsurer. 270
Moody's may lower A3 long-term debt rating on Ebara. 149
National Steel, NKK's U.S. unit, files for bankruptcy. 209
NEC to ask corporate clients to adopt IP Web telecom service. 248
New Japan business lobby announces lineup of 15 vice chairmen. 235
Newspaper, TV, radio, magazine ads down in 2001. 225
Nikkei above 11,000 after Wall St. gains, Sato Kogyo failure. 279
Nikkei above 11,000 on Wall St. gains, Sato Kogyo failure. 539
Nikkei at 7-month high on Wall St. gains, Sato Kogyo failure. 609
Nikkei briefly hits 12,000 line for 1st time in 7 months. 656
Nikkei loses gains on fears of gov't bond downgrade. 621
Nikko Asset Management to sue Enron over MMFs. 205
Niko Niko Do asks banks to forgive 35 bil. yen debt. 256
Nippon Steel in separate tie-ups with 2 heavy machinery makers. 107
Nippon Steel Trading to cut capital, form alliance with Mitsui. 184
Nisshin Steel expands net loss projections amid falling prices. 190
NKK revises down net balance forecast to 74 bil. yen loss. 295
No. of Sky PerfecTV subscribers tops 3 mil. 108
Norinchukin to tighten rules on fisheries credit units. 272
Omron releases larger loss outlook. 213
Only 55% of private schools to adopt 5-day school week system. 343
Orient denies reports on 200-300 bil. yen bailout package. 167
Over 1,000 coins from 19th century unearthed at Toyama site. 254
Overtime drops 13.7% at makers in Jan. 140
Panel calls for steps to boost venture businesses in Japan. 271
Panel head reiterates tax cuts not effective to boost economy. 284
Panel suggests fathers be more committed to child rearing. 235
Participants agree on int'l safety standards for GM foods. 301
Police search firms in mail-order investment fraud probe. 337
Police search G. Cosmos investment firm in fraud probe. 568
Police to put 2 Chinese on int'l wanted list in murder case. 216
Princess Aiko to visit shrines in Imperial Palace. 90
Prosecutors demand 8 years in prison for Itoman defendant Heo. 386
S&P changes Nomura Securities outlook to negative from stable. 133
S&P cuts Misawa Homes' rating after debt forgiveness request. 136
S&P cuts rating on Hitachi to A-minus on weaker earnings. 142
S&P cuts rating on Yamato Mutual Life Insurance. 146
S&P cuts ratings on Daiwa Securities, Daiwa Securities SMBC. 179
S&P may upgrade Nissan Fire's A-plus rating. 279
S&P places Matsushita Electric on CreditWatch. 185
Saitama police inspector was let go after speeding. 269
Sakata Junior College head to step down. 291
Sales at convenience stores down 1.7% in 2001. 221
Sharp, JCB form tie-up in information, telecommunications. 138
Shiokawa ready to intervene if yen rises further. 299
Short-selling regulation a double-edged sword: brokers. 405
Sluggish consumption presses credit card billing in Jan. 290
Steel industry slams U.S. for restricting imports. 222
Sumikin Bussan sells Australian meat processing subsidiary. 141
Sumitomo Metal Industries expands FY 2001 net loss forecast. 199
Supreme Court holds newspaper responsible for wire reports. 347
Table of Japan's GDP data for Oct.-Dec. qtr, calendar 2001. 347
Taiheiyo Cement to use MBM in production. 277
Taiwan stocks soar 3.41% on U.S. market rally. 146
Takara sells shares to Konami for 1.77 bil. yen. 126
Takebe says new case of false labeling of meat a 'betrayal'. 167
Takenaka wants BOJ-gov't 'gentleman's agreement'. 116
Tokushu Paper failed to declare 400 mil. yen income. 157
Tokyo stocks firm in morning on Wall Street rise. 524
Tokyo stocks gain on hopes of economic recovery. 548
Tokyo stocks higher in early deals despite poor GDP data. 223
Tokyo stocks move in narrow range in early morning. 210
Tokyo stocks open higher after big gains on Wall St. 177
Tokyo stocks open higher on Wall Street rise. 232
Tokyo stocks rise in morning on firm high-tech issues. 531
Tokyo stocks rise on firm blue chips, positive expectations. 592
Tokyo stocks snap 4-day winning streak on profit-taking. 528
Tokyo stocks surrender to profit-taking in morning. 529
Toyama urges private schools to adopt 5-day school week. 190
Toyo Shutter to ask banks for 12.6 bil. yen aid. 264
U.S. hospital alerts patients of danger from defective device. 292
U.S. steel tariffs impact on Japanese steelmakers limited: S&P. 275
UFJ Bank eyeing up to 130 bil. yen Aplus bailout. 249
UFJ Bank may not recover 26 bil. yen in loans to Sato Kogyo. 182
Unheated blood treatment causes hepatitis-C: survey. 321
Uniqlo sales plunge record 36% in Feb. 130
Volks to convert steak houses into 'Danchu' pubs. 143
War-displaced Japanese from China to have DNA test. 217
Wife beater gets 8-month term for contact with wife. 226
Yanagisawa urges banks to provide enough funds to small firms. 115
Yen's recent rise can be welcomed, BOJ chief says. 95
Yokosuka to campaign to be shooting site for films, TV. 268
Yoshinoya to open outlets in Shanghai. 150
Zenno head to resign for scandal over falsely labeled chicken. 208

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