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Articles from Japan Weekly Monitor (May 13, 2002)

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'Pachinko' parlors join World Cup fever with moratorium. 269
18 receive spring awards in Imperial Palace ceremony. 151
2 Colombians arrested in Hokkaido on cocaine possession charge. 165
2 Japanese arrested in Taipei for smuggling ecstasy. 147
2 seriously hurt in taping of TBS athletic TV show. 330
3 Chinese held over fake beer coupons from China. 214
3 supermarket operators post brisk sales during Golden Week. 211
4 men held for defrauding Yamazaki Baking of 375 mil. yen. 322
4 teachers, 34 children out sick at Shiga school. 139
40% of minke whale meat in Japan caught in protected areas. 350
6 future guide dogs born through artificial insemination. 350
62 mil. people visit resorts, festivals during 'Golden Week'. 221
79% of municipalities yet to turn to PFI projects. 390
Aiful posts 27.3% net profit drop on property appraisal loss. 222
Asakawa given 2-year prison term for hotel fraud. 267
Bank exposures to Argentina down sharply: BIS report. 193
Bank lending shrinks 4.8% in April. 274
Banks moving into high-interest consumer loan field. 448
Banks moving to link lending rates with creditworthiness. 536
Brazil fears measles contamination in World Cup. 264
Brazil to appeal to WTO over U.S. soybean subsidies. 277
Brokers begin charging investors for borrowing shares. 196
Can makers enjoying brisk business at theme parks. 196
CCC wins rights to negotiate supporting Dai-Ichi Katei Denki. 141
Collapsed temp service firm failed to pay to foreign workers. 216
Consumer confidence in Tokyo improves in April. 195
Couple found murdered in home in Miyagi Pref. 154
Creditors formally agree to debt waiver for Iwataya. 170
Crown prince's family arrives at Nasu vacation home. 86
Daiei to seek 50 bil. yen for 2 group firms in Fukuoka. 214
Daiwa Bank Holdings unveils harsher personnel cut plan. 393
Denso posts record operating profit on overseas sales. 235
Dioxin cleanup begins at Osaka garbage facility. 130
Disneyland to hold events in 2003 to mark 20th anniversary. 87
Dollar boxed in around lower 127 yen in early Tokyo trading. 171
Dollar briefly tops 128 yen in N.Y. 155
Dollar climbs to mid-128 yen level in Tokyo. 415
Dollar falls below 127 yen in N.Y. on rise in jobless rate. 164
Dollar hits 2-week high above 129.00 yen in Tokyo. 279
Dollar hovers in mid-128 yen level in Tokyo morning trading. 244
Dollar little changed against yen in early Tokyo trading. 164
Dollar loses steam after shooting above 129 yen in Tokyo. 429
Dollar moves around 128 yen in Tokyo morning deals. 219
Dollar rebounds to 127 yen in Tokyo. 391
Dollar rises above 128 yen in early Tokyo trading. 143
Dollar rises slightly against yen in early Tokyo trading. 125
Dollar slips back to lower 128 yen range in Tokyo. 371
Dollar slips below 127 yen despite Shiokawa remarks. 222
Electronic postal savings system goes awry. 153
Employment rate for high school graduates at record low 86.3%. 669
Ex-head of nursery school in Kagawa held over boy's death. 187
Ex-Nippon Mining & Metals workers arrested in gold fraud. 166
Ex-rugby player, TV Asahi reach settlement on rape report. 256
Faith healer sentenced to death for killing followers. 449
Fast Retailing to replace president in Nov. 226
FEATURE: Teigin case still alive 15 yrs after Hirasawa's death. 670
FEATURE: Violinist Goto to give free concerts in Japan. 547
Fitch says ratings on Japanese bonds reflect fundamentals. 380
FOCUS: Brazil rebuffs U.S. criticism over product piracy. 607
FOCUS: Burmese refugee finds life in Japan a struggle. 991
FOCUS: Child abuse cases increasing drastically. 443
FOCUS: Child consultation offices, parents sometimes clash. 521
FOCUS: Export-driven economic recovery may be short-lived. 688
FOCUS: Gap exists in ruling, opposition anti-corruption bills. 648
FOCUS: Juvenile care institutions lack employees. 468
FOCUS: Unemployment rate fall fails to result in job offers. 639
FSA to launch inspection Wed. to look into Mizuho fiasco. 173
FSA, BOJ launch inspection into Mizuho fiasco. 187
Gov't council to unveil tax-reform guidelines in May. 117
Gov't endorses bill to introduce consolidated tax. 296
Gov't eyes tax breaks to help firms dispose of facilities. 287
Gov't panel to propose tax cuts for R&D, investment. 283
Gov't sets 25 bil. yen target for small firms' R&D in FY 2002. 140
Gov't study finds few centers for late-night pediatric care. 360
Gov't tax panel to propose cutbacks in deductions. 397
Gov't to suspend Himawari Securities' commodity business. 106
Hankyu Dept. Stores employee's wife assaulted. 243
Heo again pleads not guilty in Itoman case at high court. 354
High court upholds ruling against prof. who leaked exams. 256
High levels of toxic substances detected at Osaka plant. 177
Investor accuses Tokyo Style of insider trading. 194
IYBank posts net loss of 12.1 bil. yen due to slump ATM use. 245
Izumi ready to assume administrator position at Mycal Kyushu. 252
Japan announce security plans for World Cup games. 174
Japan banks' overseas holdings drop 5.6%: BIS. 176
Japan claims hunting sei whales necessary for ecosystem. 407
Japan coincident index tops 50%, 1st time in 15 months. 391
Japan gov't bond futures prices advance in morning. 88
Japan gov't bond futures prices close at 4.5-month high. 145
Japan gov't bond futures prices close higher on dip-buying. 81
Japan gov't bond futures prices drop after auction. 118
Japan gov't bond futures prices drop ahead of auction. 93
Japan gov't bond futures prices flat in morning. 80
Japan gov't bond futures prices rise in morning. 100
Japan gov't bond futures prices rise slightly. 89
Japan gov't bond prices likely to be firm next week. 260
Japan money supply up 3.6% in April, time deposits drop. 420
Japan pledges $1.2 mil. for Palestinian refugee aid. 189
Japan to decide steps against U.S. steel tariffs next week. 266
Japan will throw gypsy asylum seekers to jail: Embassy staff. 215
Japan's forex reserves hit record-high $406.7 bil. in April. 232
Japan's household spending falls for 6th year in FY 2001. 444
Japan's sex industry is making young men lazy about love. 272
Japan's wholesale prices drop 1.2% in April. 173
Japan, Chile business leaders to discuss economy, possible FTA. 121
Japan, others propose 12 anti-dumping rules at WTO talks. 358
Japan, U.S. postpone vice-ministerial financial talks. 109
Japanese chef honored in U.S. culinary awards. 156
Japanese editorial excerpts. 506
Japanese teenagers appeal for sex education for adults. 271
JT, Syngenta to terminate joint venture accord. 202
Kadokawa Shoten falls into red due to slumping book sales. 244
Kawasaki Steel to dismantle Chiba blast furnace to cut costs. 167
Key economic indicator for March to top 50%. 231
Kumagai Gumi banned from public works tenders for 2 months. 110
M4.5 quake jolts Oita Pref. in southwestern Japan. 92
M5.2 quake hits Miyagi Pref. in northeastern Japan. 84
Man gets life term for murdering Tokyo stock broker. 481
Man held over 'suspicious people' false call. 231
Margin stock buying in Japan up for 2nd week. 110
Mexico's Bishop Ruiz awarded Japanese peace prize. 326
Mitsui's U.S. unit settles feed supplement lawsuit. 123
Mizuho clients forced to process data in unusual formats. 223
Mizuho group submits 2nd report on computer fiasco to FSA. 212
Moody's assigns Aa2 rating to Kansai Electric domestic bonds. 179
Moody's says it may downgrade Mitsubishi Heavy ratings. 131
Mycal-Mycal Kyushu dispute lingers despite court decision. 287
Nichirei posts 24.5% fall in group pretax profit. 209
Nikko Asset to redeem MMFs that have fallen below par value. 185
Nippon Life to boost foundation fund through securitization. 235
Nippon Steel to boost ties with AK Steel in sheet steel. 136
NKK, Kawasaki Steel to integrate, scrap production equipment. 320
No freedom to exercise freedom of expression: novelist Shimada. 656
Nobel laureate novelist Oe to receive French order. 175
Nomura's Kiyokawa to become Takefuji president. 122
Nonresident investors net stock buyers for 3rd straight week. 174
Ogawa photo expo shows A-bomb devastation of Nagasaki. 243
Omron falls into red on falling sales amid weak IT demand. 310
Online trading at Matsui Securities hit by glitch. 182
Osaka to launch bond market to help small business financing. 257
Over 50% of firms expect economic upturn in Oct.-March period. 250
Panel recommends technical norms for outdoor PC-Web connection. 327
Plight of Israeli, Palestinian youth translated in novel. 244
Police arrest 5 ex-Snow Brand Foods execs over fraud. 457
Police chief sent to prosecutors on fireworks stampede. 397
Ricoh's group net profit up 15.8% in FY 2001. 217
S&P sees Shinsei, Aozora as lessons for insolvent banks. 339
Saitama Shogin ex-official gets suspended jail term. 257
Sakata Junior College to continue lectures until next March. 172
Secom reports 73% fall in group net profit. 164
Shiseido stays in red due to extraordinary losses. 290
Slimmer middle-aged Japanese men more likely to die: study. 242
Snow Brand drafts rehab plan with 50 bil. yen aid. 424
Snow Brand employees launch reform drive. 318
Snow Brand Milk drafts rehabilitation plan. 267
Some Japan firms plan to adopt U.S. accounting method. 394
Sony's insurance unit in talks with GE Capital, others. 175
Statute of limitations expires for reporter's murder. 413
Sumikura Industrial goes bust with 1.8 bil. yen in debts. 287
Sumitomo's operating profit dips 0.5% in FY 2001. 209
Takara reports over 200% rise group net profit for FY 2001. 238
Takefuji group net profit drops 49.3% on land-sale loss. 179
TDK reports group net loss of 24.81 bil. yen for FY 2001. 224
Techs, automakers lead Tokyo stock plunge. 638
Teijin's FY 2001 operating profit falls 32.5%. 198
Terumo reports record group sales, pretax profit. 248
Tighter security sought after damage at World Cup camp site. 327
Tokyo health food firm execs abscond with billions of yen. 298
Tokyo stocks advance, Cisco earnings boosts high-techs. 560
Tokyo stocks extend gains on Wall St. surge, but rise limited. 498
Tokyo stocks fall on profit-taking in morning. 505
Tokyo stocks jump in morning, techs buoyed by Cisco, yen. 478
Tokyo stocks open higher led by high-techs. 231
Tokyo stocks open lower after retreat on Wall Street. 260
Tokyo stocks open lower following Wall Street fall. 240
Tokyo stocks open sharply higher on Wall Street surge. 243
Tokyo stocks seen range-bound, focus on corporate earnings. 646
Tokyo stocks slide in morning on Wall St. drop, firmer yen. 481
Tokyo stocks slip after Wall Street retreat. 582
Tokyo stocks up for 2nd day on Wall St. jump, but rise limited. 707
Tourism body offers handbook featuring phrases in 4 languages. 219
Toy maker Bandai's pretax profit up 34.5% in FY 2001. 284
Traditional Japanese drummers cheer up New Yorkers. 121
Transplants from brain-dead patients burdensome: study. 279
Transsexual boat racer debuts as a man. 150
U.S. calls on Japan to use foreign funds to solve bad loans. 445
UFJ Bank accidentally paid no interest due to computation error. 179
Yamanashi police allegedly covered up missing evidence, cases. 146
Yanagisawa to publicize FSA inspection results of Mizuho. 301
Yomiuri Shimbun decides to adopt holding company structure. 247

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