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Jan. 11, 2008
Assigned preliminary A- to shelf registration of Pocket Card
Jan. 10, 2008
Assigned AAA to bonds of Tokyo Electric Power Company
Assigned AAA to bonds of Chugoku Electric Power Company
Jan. 09, 2008
Affirmed J-2 on CP of Meidensha
Affirmed A-/Stable and BBB+ on sr.debts and sub.bond of Daisan Bank
Affirmed BBB for Pacific Industrial; Revised outlook to Positive
Jan. 08, 2008
Assigned preliminary A- to shelf registration of Don Quijote
Removed rating on Towa Real Estate Development from CM and upgraded to A+
Removed CM and upgraded rating on Katokichi to A+/Stable
Assigned preliminary A- to Samurai bonds of Hyundai Capital
Jan. 07, 2008
Affirmed AA/Stable and AA on sr.debts and bonds of NYK
Assigned #A/Negative to bonds of TIS
Jan. 04, 2008
Withdrawn A/Stable rating on senior debts of Matsumotokiyoshi
Assigned A/Stable to sr.debts of Matsumotokiyoshi Holdings
Assigned preliminary AAA to shelf registration of Tokyo Electric Power Company
Affirmed AAA/Stable on senior debts of Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Dec. 28, 2007
Affirmed BBB+/Stable on sr.debts of Tomato Bank
Withdrawn AA-/Stable and J-1+ on Sumitomo Mitsui Auto Service
Affirmed J-1 on CP of Nissay Leasing
Affirmed BBB/Stable on senior debts of Kanto Tsukuba Bank
Assigned J-1 to CP of MMC Diamond Finance
Assigned BBB+/Stable to senior debts of Covalent Materials Corp.
Dec. 27, 2007
Affirmed BBB+/Stable and J-2 on sr.debts and CP of Sapporo Holdings
Affirmed AA-/Stable and J-1+ on sr.debts and CP of Asahi Breweries
Affirmed J-1+ on CP of Toyota Motor
JCR Affirmed AA- on EMTN of ORIX
JCR Affirmed AA- on EMTN of ORIX AUSTRALIA (SECURITIES)
JCR Affirmed AA- on EMTN of ORIX USA
Affirmed AA-/Stable and J-1+ on sr.debts and CP of Orix
Upgraded senior debts of Quoq to A-/Stable from BBB+/Stable
Assigned preliminary A+ to shelf registration of Hiroshima Bank
Upgraded rating on Mitsui Sugar to BBB+/Stable
Affirmed A+/Stable on Orix Life Insurance
Affirmed A+p/Stable on sr.debts of Showa Shell Sekiyu
Removed CM & upgraded Central Finance to J-1; Assigns A-/Stable to senior debts
Dec. 26, 2007
Upgraded senior debts of Ube Industries to BBB+/Stable
JCR Affirmed A on EMTN of Marubeni
JCR Affirmed A on EMTN of Marubeni Europe
JCR Affirmed A on EMTN of Marubeni Finance Holland
Affirmed A/Stable and J-1 on sr.debts and CP of Marubeni
Dec. 25, 2007
Upgraded Isuzu Motors to A-/Stable and J-1
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