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Dec. 25, 2007
Affirmed AA-/Stable and J-1+ on sr.debts and CP of Daibiru
Affirmed A-/Stable and J-1 for Parco
Affirmed A on Konica Minolta; Revised outlook to Positive
Assigned A-/Stable to senior debts of J-OIL MILLS
Downgraded Bear Stearns' to AA-/Neagative
Affirmed A/Stable and J-1 on Takashimaya
Downgraded Goodwill Group to #BB and placed CM with Negative
Removed CM and upgraded Shinki to BBB-/Negative and J-2
Dec. 21, 2007
Withdrawn A+/Stable rating on senior debts of Disco Corporation
Affirmed BBB-/Stable on senior debts of Starzen
Dec. 20, 2007
Affirmed A+/Stable and J-1 on Itochu
JCR Affirmed A+ on EMTN of ITOCHU
JCR Affirmed A+ on EMTN of ITOCHU International
JCR Affirmed A+ on EMTN of ITOCHU Finance (Europe)
Dec. 19, 2007
Upgraded sr.debts of NEC Tokin to BBB+/Stable from BBB/Stable
Assigned AA to EMTN of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities
Dec. 18, 2007
Affirmed A/Stable and A- on sr.debts and sub.bond of Miyazaki Bank
Withdrawn preliminary A+ rating on shelf registration of Mitsubishi Rayon
Dec. 17, 2007
Affirmed A/Stable on senior debts of Sankei Building
Dec. 14, 2007
Upgraded CP of Seiyu to J-1 from #J-2
Affirmed BBB on Sojitz; Revised outlook to Positive
Placed rating on Towa Real Estate under CM with Positive
Assigned BBB/Stable and J-2 to sr.debts and CP of Risa Partners
Affirmed BBB-/Stable and J-2 on Cosmo Securities
Dec. 13, 2007
JCR Placed rating on Intec Holdings under CM with Positive
JCR Placed rating on Intec under CM with Positive
Assigned A+ to sub.bonds of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
Affirmed BBB-/Negative on sr.debts of Tekken
Placed rating on TIS under Credit Monitor as #A/Negative
Dec. 12, 2007
Dec. 11, 2007
Affirmed A-/Stable on senior debts of Tomakomai Shinkin Bank
Dec. 10, 2007
Assigned J-1 to CP program of NBL
Affirmed BBB/Stable on senior debts of Eiken Chemical
Dec. 07, 2007
Affirmed BBB/Stable on senior debts of Saga Kyoei Bank
Affirmed BBB/Stable on senior debts of Nakamuraya
Affirmed BBB/Positive on senior debts of Daikyo Inc.
Affirmed J-2 on CP program of Shoko
Downgraded sr.debts of Daiko Clearing to BBB+/Stable
Assigned A+ to bonds of Mitsubishi Rayon
Affirmed A/Stable on senior debts of Aozora Bank
Withdrawn preliminary AA- rating on shelf of NGK Spark Plug
Dec. 06, 2007
Assigned AAA to bonds of Japan Finance Corporation for Small and Medium Enterprise
Dec. 05, 2007
Affirmed AA/Stable on sr.debts of SECOM General Insurance
Affirmed AA+/Stable on senior debts of Secom
Assigned AAA to bonds of Development Bank of Japan
Dec. 04, 2007
Assigned preliminary A+ to shelf registration of Sumitomo Rubber Industries
Affirmed AA+/Stable and J-1+ on LT & ST sr.debts of Japan Trustee Services Bank
Affirmed AA+/Stable and J-1+ on LT and ST sr.debts of Master Trust Bank of Japan
Assigned BBB-/Stable to senior debts of Josuikai
Assigned J-1 to CP program of Akebono Brake Industry
Dec. 03, 2007
Affirmed A/Stable and J-1 on senior debts and CP of Lintec
Affirmed BBB+/Stable on senior debts of Okaya & Co.
Nov. 30, 2007
Assigned BBB/Stable to senior debts of Toshiba Housing Loan Service
Nov. 29, 2007
Upgraded rating on Namura Shipbuilding to BBB/Stable
JCR Affirmed AAp Rating on Deutsche Bank
Nov. 28, 2007
Affirmed A+/Stable Yamagata Bank
Affirmed A/Stable and A- on sr.debts and sub.bond of Shonai Bank
Affirmed BBBp/Stable on senior debts of Nippon Denwa Shisetsu
Upgraded sr.debts of Daimei Telecom Engineering to A-/Stable
Affirmed A-/Stable on senior debts of Commuture
Revises Rating Outlook of Korea Electric Power to Positive
Revises Rating Outlook of Korea Development Bank to Positive
JCR Removed CM and upgraded Sanyo Shinpan to A- and J-1
JCR Removed CM and upgraded Pocket Card to A- and J-1
Assigned AAA to bonds of Kansai Electric Power Company
Affirms A+/AA- (FC/LC) on Daejeon Met. City; Outlook Positive
Assigned AAA to bonds of Kyushu Electric Power Company
Nov. 27, 2007
Affirmed A-/Stable on senior debts of Takeda General Hospital
JCR Upgraded EMTN of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines to AA- from A+
JCR Upgraded EMTN of Euromol to AA- from A+
JCR Upgraded EMTN of Mitsui O.S.K. Finance to AA- from A+
JCR Upgraded rating on Mitsui O.S.K. Lines to AA-/Stable from A+/Positive
Affirmed A/Stable and J-1 on sr.debts and CP of Kawasaki Kisen
Affirmed A/Stable on senior debts of Tokyo Star Bank
Assigned A to bonds of Meiji Dairies
Affirmed J-2 on CP of Tokyo Associates Finance
Nov. 26, 2007
Assigned preliminary A+ to shelf registration of Mitsubishi Chemical
Assigned preliminary A to shelf registration of Meiji Dairies
Affirmed A on EMTN of BOT Lease
Upgraded sr.debts and CP of Don Quijote to A-/Stable and J-1