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Apr. 15, 2008
Assigned AAA to bonds of Tokyo Electric Power Company
Affirmed BBB on Royal Holdings; Revised Outlook to Stable
Assigned AA+ to bonds of NTT Data
Apr. 14, 2008
Affirmed J-1 on CP of Meiji Dairies
Upgraded sr.debts of Sunx to A/Stable
Apr. 11, 2008
Affirmed A/Stable and A on senior debts and bonds of Rohto Pharmaceutical
Affirmed A/Stable rating on sr.debts of Sundrug
Assigned AA- to bonds of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
Assigned AA- to bonds of Hitachi Capital
Affirmed BBB for Unimat Life and Revised Outlook to Stable
Assigned AA- to bonds of Sumitomo Chemical
Apr. 10, 2008
Affirmed AA-/Stable on sr.debts of Kaneka
Assigned A- to bonds of Kintetsu
Affirmed BBB/Stable on sr.debts of Nishikawa Rubber
Apr. 09, 2008
Upgraded sr.debts of Taihei Kogyo to BBB+/Stable
Affirmed BBB+/Stable on sr.debts of Inageya
Affirmed A/Stable and A- on sr.debts and sub.bonds of Fukui Bank
Assigned AA and AA- to bonds and sub.bonds of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Affirmed AAp/Stable on sr.debts of Daiwa House Industry
Affirms AAA Ratings on Asian Development Bank
Assigned AAA to bonds of Kyushu Electric Power
Affirmed J-1 on CP of Kobe Steel
Upgraded rating on CP of Tokyo Associates Finance to J-1
Apr. 08, 2008
Assigned AAA to bonds of National Life Finance
Apr. 07, 2008
Affirms A-/A+ (FC/LC) on PTT Public Company; Outlook Stable
Apr. 04, 2008
Affirmed A/Stable and A- on sr.debts and sub.bonds of Toho Bank
Affirms A-/A+ (FC/LC) on Thailand; Outlook Stable
Assigned preliminary AAA to shelf registration of Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
Affirmed BBB-/Stable on senior debts of Ishihara Sangyo
Assigned AAA to bonds of Development Bank of Japan
Apr. 03, 2008
Assigned a preliminary AAA to shelf registration of NTT DoCoMo
Upgraded STB Leasing to A+/Stable from A-/Positive
Assigned AAA to bonds of Kansai Electric Power Company
Assigned AAA to bonds of Tokyo Electric Power Company
Apr. 02, 2008
Affirmed A/Stable on Takata: Assigned J-1 to CP
Assigned AAA to bonds of Chugoku Electric Power Company
Affirmed BBB/Stable on sr.debts of Sugimoto & Co.
Apr. 01, 2008
Withdrawn BBB-/Stable rating on senior debts of Kanro
Affirmed A-/Stable and J-1 on sr.debts/CP of Japan Pulp & Paper
Withdrawn BBB+/Stable rating on senior debts of Sanki Engineering
Withdrawn BB+/Stable rating on senior debts of Vitec
Assigned J-1 to Kurashiki Medical Center Trust Certificates 08-05
Mar. 31, 2008
Upgraded sr.debts of Ryoden Trading to A-/Stable
Affirmed AA/Stable on sr.debts of Nitto Denko
Upgraded sr.debts of Mitsubishi UFJ Nicos to AA-/Stable
Affirmed BBB-/Stable and BBB- on sr.debts and bonds of Tomy
Affirmed J-1+ on CP of NTT Data
Withdrawn AA- on EMTN of Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing
Assigned BBB+/Stable to senior debts of IDEC
Upgraded Mitsumi Electric to A/Stable; Affirmed J-1 on CP
Assigns A+ Preliminary Ratings to Kookmin Bank's Inaugural Samurai
Affirmed J-1+ on CP of Nippon Steel
Affirmed BBB-/Stable on sr.debts of Tokyo Lithmatic
Withdrawn J-2 on CP of Mitsui CM Leasing
Mar. 28, 2008
Affirmed A/Stable and A- on sr.debts and sub.bonds of Nanto Bank
Assigned BBB-/Stable to senior debts of Kanematsu Corporation
Assigned preliminary BBB+ to shelf registration of Nippon Sheet Glass
Withdrawn BBB/Stable rating on Daido Metal
Affirmed BBB/Stable and BBB on sr.debts and bonds of Yorozu
Affirmed AA+p/Stable on sr.debts of Astellas Pharma
Downgraded ShinGinko Tokyo to BBB-/Negative and J-2: Removed CM
Downgraded Bank of Ikeda to #A-: Continues CM with Developing
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