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Mar. 27, 2008
Placed rating on CP Tokyu Store Chain under CM #J-2/Positive
Mar. 26, 2008
Assigned preliminary A- to shelf registration of All Nippon Airways
Affirmed BB+ on Tokura Constuction; Revised outlook to Negative
Upgraded sr.debts of Krosaki Harima to A/Stable from BBB+/Stable
Affirmed J-2 on CP of Ichinen Corporation
Assigned AA- to syndicated loan of Tokyo International Air Terminal
Affirmed A+/Stable and J-1+ on Sumitomo Mitsui Card
Mar. 25, 2008
Affirmed AA+/Stable on sr.debts of Aoyama Gakuin
Affirmed J-1 on CP of Osaka Securities Finance
Withdrawn BBB/Negative on sr.debts of Aomori Shinkin Bank
Affirmed AA-/Stable on sr.debts of Gunma Bank
Mar. 24, 2008
Affirmed BBB+/Stable on sr.debts of Takayama Shinkin Bank
Affirmed AA/Stable on sr.debts of Kokugakuin University
Mar. 21, 2008
Removed CM; Downgraded rating on Nichias to BBB/Stable
Affirmed J-2 on CP program of Dainippon Screen
Affirmed A/Stable and J-1 on sr.debts and CP of Takara Holdings
Withdrawn BBB-/Stable rating on Arysta LifeScience
Withdrew Ford Motor Credit' B+ rating
Mar. 19, 2008
Assigned preliminary A- to shelf registration of Kintetsu
Removed CM; Upgraded rating on Toyama Chemical to A/Stable
Withdrawn AA- rating on EMTN of Ricoh Leasing
Affirmed A/Stable, A-, BBB+ and J-1 on Kansai Urban Bank
Affirmed J-2 on CP of Yuasa Funashoku
Assigned preliminary AA-/A+ to shelf registration of Sumitomo Trust & Banking
Mar. 18, 2008
Affirmed BBB/Stable on sr.debts of Ohsho Food Service
Mar. 17, 2008
Assigned AA- to bonds of Orix
Assigned BBB/Stable to senior debts of Daiken Corporation
Affirms AAA/AAA (FC/LC) Ratings on Kingdom of Norway; Outlook Stable
Placed Bear Stearns' #AA- under Monitor Developing
Mar. 14, 2008
Affirmed BBB+/Stable on sr.debts of Mitsubishi Electric Credit
Affirmed BBB/Stable and J-2 on sr.debts and CP of Okabe
Affirmed BBB-/Stable on senior debts of Nakabayashi
Mar. 13, 2008
Assigned BB+/Stable to senior debts of Takeei
Affirmed AA+ for AIG Edison Life Insurance; Revised outlook to Negative
Mar. 12, 2008
Assigned A+ to bonds of Shimadzu Corporation
Affirmed BBB/Stable on senior debts of Tokyo Derica
Affirmed AA-/Stable on sr.debts of Shinkin Guarantee Fund
Affirmed AAA/Stable on sr.debts of Shinkin Central Bank
Mar. 11, 2008
Affirmed A/Stable rating on senior debts of Shinsei Bank
Affirmed A+/Stable and A on Musashino Bank
Assigned AA- to subordinated bonds of Nomura Securities
Downgraded senior debts of Touei Housing to BBB-/Negative
Mar. 10, 2008
Affirmed A on Hamamatsu Photonics; Revised outlook to Positive
Affirmed A/Stable and A on sr.debts and bonds of Kureha
Affirmed AA+p/Stable on senior debts of Shin-Etsu Chemical
Affirmed BBB+/Stable and BBB+ on sr.debts and bonds of Belluna
Removed CM: Affirmed A+/Stable on senior debts of TOC
Affirmed A/Stable and A- on sr.debts and sub.bonds of Chukyo Bank
Mar. 07, 2008
Assigned preliminary A- to shelf registration of Tokyu Land
Assigned preliminary A+ to shelf registration of Tokyu
Affirms A-/A (FC)/(LC) Ratings on The Republic of Hungary
Affirms A-/A (FC)/(LC) Ratings on The Republic of Hungary
Removed rating on NIS Group from CM and affirmed BB/Stable
Removed rating on NIS Group from CM and affirmed BB/Stable
Downgraded senior debts of Saikyo Bank to BBB/Stable
Downgraded rating on Suruga to #BBB-/Negative; CM continues
Downgraded ShinGinko Tokyo to #A with Negative direction to CM
Mar. 06, 2008
Affirmed A+/Stable on sr.debts of Kenedix Realty Investment
Affirmed BB/Stable on senior debts of Medical Corporation Tokushinkai Group
Mar. 05, 2008
JCR Affirmed AAA/Stable on NTT DoCoMo
JCR Affirmed J-1+ on its regional subsidiaries
Affirmed AA/Stable on sr.debts; Assigned AA to bonds of Urban Renaissance Agency
Affirmed BBB+/Stable on senior debts of Dainippon Screen
Affirmed BBB- on Showa Aircraft Industry; Revised outlook to Positive
Affirmed J-1+ on CP of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation
Affirmed J-1+ on CP of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation
Affirms AA (FC) rating on DnB NOR BANK ASA; Outlook Stable
Assigned AAA to bonds of Tokyo Electric Power Company
Assigned AAA to bonds of Japan Finance Corporation for Small and Medium Enterprise
Assigned A- rating to bonds of Nippon Mining Holdings
Mar. 04, 2008
Placed ratings on Suruga Corporation under CM with Negative (#BBB/Negative)
Assigned pre. AA- to shelf registration (dated sub. bonds) of Nomura Securities
Downgraded senior debts of Aomori Shinkin Bank to BBB/Negative
Affirmed BBB/Stable on senior debts of Sintokogio
Affirmed BBB/Stable on senior debts of Daisyo
Mar. 03, 2008
Assigned BBB+/Stable to senior debts of Ueda Harlow