News Release

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Industry
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Aug. 10, 2007
Assigned AA/Stable to sr.debts of Sekisui House, Withdrawing AA-p
Aug. 09, 2007
Assigned J-1 to Nohara Bills Receivable ABL07-08
Affirmed BBB/Stable and BBB, Assigned pre. BBB rating to shelf reg. of Nihon Chouzai
Upgraded sr.debts of Seiren to A-/Stable from BBB+/Positive
Assigned A- to Samurai bonds of Hyundai Capital Services
Affirmed J-2 on CP program of Zephyr
Aug. 08, 2007
Assigned J-2 to CP program of Tohcello
Assigned AAA to bonds of Electric Power Development Company
Affirmed AAA/Stable on sr.debts of Okinawa Electric Power Company
Aug. 07, 2007
Assigned J-1+ to JUTEC Bills Receivable ABL07-07
Affirmed A/Stable and J-1 on senior debts and CP of Dowa Holdings
Affirmed AAA/Stable on senior debts of Tokyo Metro
Assigned AAA to bonds of Tokyo Electric Power Company
Aug. 06, 2007
Affirmed BBB-/Stable on senior debts of Kanro
Aug. 03, 2007
JCR Affirmed AA- on EMTN of Mizuho Securities
JCR Affirmed AA- on EMTN of Mizuho International
Assigned AA to bonds of Nomura Holdings
Affirmed A/Stable and J-1 on senior debts and CP of Heiwado
Upgraded sr.debts of Suruga to BBB/Stable from BBB-/Stable
Affirmed AA-/Stable on sr.debts of Coca-Cola West Holdings
Affirmed BBB+/Stable on senior debts of SBI E*Trade
Affirmed BBB/Stable and J-2 on senior debts and CP of SBI Holdings
Aug. 02, 2007
Affirmed BBB/Stable on senior debts of Biwako Bank
Affirmed A for Keiyo Bank and Revised outlook to Positive
Upgraded Rating on ICICI to BBB+(FC)
Aug. 01, 2007
Assigned J-1+ to Teral Kyokuto Bills Receivable ABL07-07
Assigned pre. AAA/AA/A to senior beneficiary certificates/loans
Assigned BBB+ to bonds of Mitsubishi Materials
JCR Affirmed AA and AA- on EMTN of Nomura Bank International
JCR Affirmed AA on Euro Note Programme of Nomura Europe Finance
Affirmed J-1 on CP of SMBC Finance Service
JCR Affirmed A+ on EMTN of ITOCHU
JCR Affirmed A+ on EMTN of ITOCHU International
JCR Affirmed A+ on EMTN of ITOCHU Finance (Europe)
Assigned preliminary A+ to shelf registration of Itochu
Affirmed BBB-/Stable on senior debts of Airtech
Jul. 31, 2007
Assigned J-1 to Aso Shoji Bills Receivable ABL07-07
Assigned J-1 to Toda Kogyo Bills Receivable ABL07-07
Assigned J-1 to Molten Bills Receivable ABL07-07
Assigned J-1 to Hayakawa Rubber Bills Receivable ABL07-07
JCR Affirmed A+/Stable for Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited
JCR Affirmed A+ for Cheung Kong Finance Japan
Assigned preliminary A- to Samurai bonds of Hyundai Capital
Jul. 30, 2007
Assigned J-1 to Bills Receivable ABL07-07 (B Corporation in Mie)
Assigned J-1 to Isuzu Motors Kyushu Bills Receivable Certificates
Assigned J-1 to MoonStar Bills Receivable ABL07-07
Assigned A+/Stable to sr.debts of JFE Shoji Holdings
Affirmed A/Stable and J-1 on sr.debts and CP of Yokohama Rubber
Affirmed A+/Stable and J-1 on sr.debts and CP of Sumitomo Rubber
Assigned A+/Stable and J-1 to sr.debts and CP of JFE Shoji Trade
Jul. 27, 2007
JCR has assigned a J-1 rating to limited recourse asset-backed loan (ABL) backed by bills receivable.
Affirmed A-/Negative and J-1 on senior debts and CP of UCS
JCR Removed CM: JCR Affirmed Mizuho Securities AA- and J-1+
JCR Removed CM: JCR Affirmed Shinko Securities AA- and J-1+
Jul. 26, 2007
Assigned J-1 to SEIBUKIZAI Bills Receivable ABL07-07
JCR Placed Sanyo Shinpan under CM with Positive
JCR Placed Pocket Card under CM with Positive
Affirmed A+/Stable and J-1 on sr.debts and CP of Gunze
Jul. 25, 2007
Assigned J-1 to healthcare fees ABL07-07 (Asahikawa Sanai HP)
Assigned J-1+ to MSNW Trust Certificate Series 07070
Affirmed A- for Kato Sangyo and Revised Outlook to Negative
Jul. 24, 2007
Assigned J-1 to Bills Receivable ABL07-07 (A Corporation in Aichi)
Assigned J-1 to Fuji Shokai Bills Receivable ABL07-07
Assigned J-1 to healthcare fees receivable ABL07-07 (C Hospital)
Withdrawn BBB- rating on sr.debts of CIJ
Assigned A to bonds of Sumitomo Realty & Development
Assigned AA and AA- to bonds and sub.bonds of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Jul. 23, 2007
Assigned J-1 to healthcare fees receivable ABL07-07 (A Hospital)
Assigned J-1 to healthcare fees ABL07-07 (D Hospital)
Assigned BBB- to euroyen FRN of Urban Corporation
Affirmed Ap/Stable on sr.debts of Nishimatsu Construction
Jul. 20, 2007
Assigned J-1 to healthcare fees ABL07-07 (E Hospital)
Assigned AA- to bonds of NGK Spark Plug
Assigned BBB to bonds of Sojitz
Affirmed AA-p/Stable on sr.debts of FamilyMart
Assigned AAA to bonds of Kansai Electric Power Company
Assigned A- to bonds of Tokyu Land
Affirms AAA/AAA(FC)/(LC) Ratings on Export Development Canada; Outlook Stable
JCR Removed CM and upgraded Nikko Cordial Corporation to AA and J-1+
JCR Removed CM and upgraded Nikko Cordial Securities to AA and J-1+
JCR Removed CM and upgraded NikkoCiti Trust and Banking to AA and J-1+
Jul. 19, 2007
Assigned J-1 to healthcare fees ABL07-07 (Heiwa & Konbu Onsen)
Assigned A- to subordinated bonds of Shikoku Bank
Assigned A+ to bonds of Meiji Seika
Assigned AA- to bonds of Mizuho Corporate Bank
Assigned A+ to bonds of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
Affirmed A/Stable on sr.debts of Nissan Chemical
Affirmed A- for Kita-Nippon Bank and Revised Outlook to Positive
Jul. 18, 2007
Assigned preliminary AA- to shelf registration of NGK Spark Plug
Assigned AA/Stable to sr.debts of Nomura Real Estate Residential Fund
Affirmed A- on sr.debts of Arisawa Mfg. and Revised Outlook to Negative
Assigned AA- to bonds of Orix
Assigned BBB to bonds of Joint Corporation
Jul. 17, 2007
Affirmed A-/Stable on sr.debts of Gifu Shinkin Bank
Affirmed BBB+/Stable on senior debts of Accordia Golf
Jul. 13, 2007
Assigned J-1 to healthcare fees receivable ABL07-07 (B Hospital)
Assigned J-1 to healthcare fees receivable ABL07-07 (Tokachinomori)
Assigned J-1+ to Takeda Gen. Hospital Trust Certificates 07-07
Assigned A-/Stable to sr.debts of Prospect Residential Investment
Affirmed AAp/Stable on sr.debts of Sharp Corporation
Affirmed AA-/Stable on senior debts of Advantest
Affirmed A+/Stable on senior debts of Nidec
Jul. 12, 2007
Assigned J-1 to Healthcare Fees Receivable ABL07-07 (Ishii HP)
Assigned pre. A- to bonds of Sumitomo Life Fund Securitization II
Assigned AA- to bonds of Odakyu Electric Railway
Jul. 11, 2007
Assigned A- to Samurai bonds of Telefonica Europe B.V.
Assigned AAA to bonds of Tokyo Electric Power Company
Affirmed BBB/Stable on sr.debts of Gifu Bank