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May. 14, 2008
Affirmed A on Shonai Bank; Revised outlook to Negative
Affirmed BBB/Stable on sr.debts of DC
Placed rating on Hokuto Bank under Developing (#BBB and #BBB-)
May. 13, 2008
Assigned AAA to bonds of Kansai Electric Power Company
Upgraded rating on Nishi-Nippon Railroad to A+/Stable
May. 12, 2008
Assigns A (FC) Rating to Shinhan Card
Affirmed BB on NIS; Revised outlook to Negative
Affirmed BB on NIS; Revised outlook to Negative
Upgraded Nishi-Nippon City Bank to A/Stable
Affirmed BBB-/Stable on Okaya Electric Industries
May. 09, 2008
Affirmed BBB-/Stable on sr.debts of Nissen Holdings
Affirmed A/Stable and A for Horiba
Assigned preliminary BBB+ to shelf registration of Ube Industries
Affirmed BBB-/Stable and J-2 on ES-CON Japan
Placed rating on AIG Edison Life Insurance under CM with Negative #AA+
Affirmed J-2 on CP of Toyo Tire & Rubber
May. 08, 2008
Assigned A-/Stable to senior debts of Seto Shinkin Bank
Affirmed BBB and J-2 on Fukuda; Revised outlook to Negative
Assigned preliminary A to shelf registration of Kureha
Assigned preliminary AA+ to bonds to be issued by Osaka (City of)
Assigned preliminary BBB+ to shelf registration of Tonami Transportation
May. 07, 2008
Affirmed BBB/Stable on Southern Tohoku Research Institute for Neuroscience
Affirmed BBB/Stable on sr.debts of Kisoji
Assigned preliminary AA- to shelf registration of Tokai Rubber Industries
May. 02, 2008
Affirmed A-/Stable and J-1 on sr.debts and CP of Central Glass
Affirmed A/Stable and J-1 on Nippon Car Solutions
Affirmed BBB+/Stable and J-2 on sr.debts and CP of Gecoss
Affirmed BBB-/Stable on Kappa Create
May. 01, 2008
Affirmed A+/Stable on sr.debts of Daishi Bank
Affirmed A/Stable and J-1 on Taiyo Nippon Sanso
Affirmed A-/Stable on sr.debts of Yokohama Reito
JCR Assigned AA-/Negative and J-1+ to Nikko Citi Holdings
JCR Affirmed AA-/Negative and J-1+ on Nikko Cordial Securities
Downgrades GMAC to #B+/Negative
Affirmed AA-・Negative on NikkoCiti Trust; Outlook Negative
Apr. 30, 2008
Withdrawn AA+/Stable on Nisshin Fire & Marine Insurance
Apr. 28, 2008
Affirmed BBB+/Stable and J-2 on sr.debts and CP of Elpida Memory
Affirmed BBB-/Stable on sr.debts of Kyoritsu Maintenance
Withdrawn shelf registration of Nippon Steel
Apr. 25, 2008
Upgraded sr.debts of Maruetsu to BBB+/Stable
Affirmed A/Stable and J-1 on sr.debts and CP of DIC
Affirms AAA Ratings on International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Outlook Stable
Affirms AAA Ratings on Inter-American Development Bank; Outlook Stable
JCR Downgraded Kirayaka Holdings to BBB-/Stable
JCR Downgraded Kirayaka Bank to BBB-/Stable
Revised outlook on Daikyo from Positive to Stable
Apr. 24, 2008
Affirmed AAA/Stable and AAA on sr.debts and bonds of Electric Power Development Company
Affirmed AA/Stable on Sony Life Insurance
Affirmed A-/Stable on Japan Vilene
JCR's Rating Review and View Points of Electric Power Companies
Affirmed AA/Stable on Japan Atomic Power Company
Assigned AA-/Stable to Mizuho Investors Securities; Upgraded CP to J-1+
Assigned A to bonds of Nifco
Affirmed A-/Stable and J-1 on LT/ST sr.debts of Kyoto Shinkin Bank
Apr. 23, 2008
Affirmed A+/Stable on sr.debts of Coca-Cola Central Japan
Affirmed AA-/Stable on sr.debts of Maruichi Steel Tube
Assigns AAA Ratings to African Development Bank's Senior Notes
Apr. 22, 2008
Assigned J-3 to short-term sr.debts of Money Partners
Upgraded A for Bank of Okinawa to A+/Stable
Affirmed BBB/Positive on Yamazawa
Affirmed AAp/Stable on senior debts of Hitachi
Downgraded rating on Eighteenth Bank to A/Stable
Apr. 21, 2008
Assigned AA- to bonds of Mizuho Corporate Bank
JCR Withdraws J-1 on euro CP programme of Yamaha Motor Europe
JCR Withdraws J-1 on euro CP programme of Yamaha Motor Finance (Europe)
Affirmed A/Stable on sr.debts of Mie Bank
Apr. 18, 2008
Affirmed AA-/Stable and J-1+ for Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance
Assigned A+ to bonds of Kobe Steel
Downgraded Takara Standard to A/Stable; Assigned pre. A and J-1
JCR's Rating Review of 3 Japan Railway companies
Apr. 17, 2008
Affirmed BBB- on Toli; Revised outlook to Negative
Affirmed BBB/Stable on sr.debts of Nagatanien
Assigns A+ Ratings to Kookmin Bank's Inaugural Samurai
Assigned A- to bonds of Fuji Electric Holdings
Affirmed BBB- on Wakachiku Construction; Revised outlook to Negative
Apr. 16, 2008
Assigned preliminary A to shelf registration of Nifco
Upgraded sr.debts of Nikon to A+/Stable
Upgraded sr.debts of Oriental Yeast to A/Stable
Assigned AA- to bonds of Sumitomo Metal Industries
Affirmed BBB/Stable on senior debts of Vital-Net