Barclays Global Investors Cuts Stakes in 51 Japanese Equities

Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) --Barclays Global Investors Japan cut its stakes in 51 Japanese equities as of Dec. 8, according to filings today with Japan’s Ministry of Finance.

Barclays is exempted from further filing on changes in ownership from less than 5 percent in 31 other companies. *=Group Total.

Company Name:                      Token Corp.
Ticker Code:                       1766 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     773,480
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 5.74%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        7.22%

Company Name:                      Taihei Kogyo Co.
Ticker Code:                       1819 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     2,610,000
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 3.33%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.19%

Company Name:                      Internix Inc.
Ticker Code:                       2657 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     454,700
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.59%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        6.15%

Company Name:                      Sojitz Corp.
Ticker Code:                       2768 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     82,913,939
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 6.71%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        7.83%

Company Name:                      Toyo Suisan Kaisha
Ticker Code:                       2875 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     7,129,200
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 6.43%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        7.87%

Company Name:                      Nippon Carbide Industries Co.
Ticker Code:                       4064 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     3,081,000
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.60%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.75%

Company Name:                      Weathernews Inc.
Ticker Code:                       4825 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     303,700
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 2.56%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.47%

Company Name:                      Tokyo Tekko Co.
Ticker Code:                       5445 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     2,207,000
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.71%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        6.50%

Company Name:                      Nippon Denko Co.
Ticker Code:                       5563 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     7,009,000
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 6.35%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        7.94%

Company Name:                      Nippon Light Metal Co.
Ticker Code:                       5701 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     25,405,000
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.66%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        6.42%

Company Name:                      Furukawa Electric Co.
Ticker Code:                       5801 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     43,175,068
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 6.11%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        7.26%

Company Name:                      Unipres Corp.
Ticker Code:                       5949 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     1,542,100
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 3.80%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.35%

Company Name:                      Nitto Seiko Co.
Ticker Code:                       5957 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     2,205,000
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 5.46%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        7.03%

Company Name:                      Okuma Corp.
Ticker Code:                       6103 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     8,167,066
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.84%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        6.33%

Company Name:                      Tsudakoma Corp.
Ticker Code:                       6217 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     2,228,000
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 3.27%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.93%

Company Name:                      Shima Seiki Manufacturing Ltd.
Ticker Code:                       6222 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     1,235,552
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 3.38%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.64%

Company Name:                      SNT Corp.
Ticker Code:                       6319 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     1,760,110
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 6.07%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        7.09%

Company Name:                      Daiwa Industries Ltd.
Ticker Code:                       6459 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     3,391,800
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 6.56%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        8.13%

Company Name:                      Minebea Co.
Ticker Code:                       6479 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     19,732,851
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.94%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.97%

Company Name:                      Fujitsu General Ltd.
Ticker Code:                       6755 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     4,265,000
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 3.90%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        6.65%

Company Name:                      Foster Electric Co.
Ticker Code:                       6794 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     1,502,200
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 6.23%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        7.55%

Company Name:            Japan Aviation Electronics Industry Ltd.
Ticker Code:                       6807 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     4,517,800
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.89%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        6.77%

Company Name:                      Kyoei Sangyo Co.
Ticker Code:                       6973 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     2,030,000
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 6.36%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        7.52%

Company Name:                      Tokai Rika Co.
Ticker Code:                       6995 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     4,333,003
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.60%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        6.55%

Company Name:               Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co.
Ticker Code:                       7003 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     53,153,505
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 6.40%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        7.50%

Company Name:                      Aisin Seiki Co.
Ticker Code:                       7259 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     11,629,515
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 3.95%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.13%

Company Name:                      Yorozu Corp.
Ticker Code:                       7294 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     899,200
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.19%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.20%

Company Name:                      Excel Co.
Ticker Code:                       7591 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     354,983
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 3.91%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.30%

Company Name:                      Siix Corp.
Ticker Code:                       7613 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     1,949,900
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 7.74%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        10.00%

Company Name:                      Tokyo Keiki Inc.
Ticker Code:                       7721 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     4,137,000
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.85%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        6.90%

Company Name:                      Toppan Printing Co.
Ticker Code:                       7911 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     31,520,114
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.51%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.79%

Company Name:                      Itoki Corp.
Ticker Code:                       7972 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     2,162,600
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.15%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.46%

Company Name:                      Shinko Shoji Co.
Ticker Code:                       8141 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     1,578,199
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 6.35%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        7.56%

Company Name:                   Mimasu Semiconductor Industry Co.
Ticker Code:                       8155 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     1,995,177
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 5.62%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        7.16%

Company Name:                      Chuo Mitsui Trust Holdings
Inc.
Ticker Code:                       8309 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     55,083,827
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.29%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.32%

Company Name:                      Fukushima Bank
Ticker Code:                       8562 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     7,331,000
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 3.19%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.12%

Company Name:                      Tokyo Leasing Co.
Ticker Code:                       8579 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     3,036,332
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.73%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.73%

Company Name:                      Toyo Securities Co.
Ticker Code:                       8614 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     2,566,000
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 2.81%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.12%

Company Name:                      Leopalace21 Corp.
Ticker Code:                       8848 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     9,154,644
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 5.74%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        7.00%

Company Name:                      Meiwa Estate Co.
Ticker Code:                       8869 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     956,800
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 3.68%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.31%

Company Name:                      Nisshin Fudosan Co.
Ticker Code:                       8881 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     1,088,740
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.64%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        6.39%

Company Name:                      West Japan Railway Co.
Ticker Code:                       9021 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     88,654
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.43%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.50%

Company Name:                      Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha
Ticker Code:                       9107 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     36,475,531
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 5.71%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        6.88%

Company Name:                      NEC Mobiling Ltd.
Ticker Code:                       9430 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     572,700
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 3.94%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.16%

Company Name:                    Okinawa Electric Power Co. Inc.
Ticker Code:                       9511 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     1,108,800
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 6.33%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        6.92%

Company Name:                      Kyoritsu Maintenance Co.
Ticker Code:                       9616 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     685,078
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.35%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.44%

Company Name:                      Kanamoto Co.
Ticker Code:                       9678 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     1,557,000
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.74%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        6.08%

Company Name:                      Tokyo Dome Corp.
Ticker Code:                       9681 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     11,545,000
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 6.02%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        7.17%

Company Name:                      DTS Corp.
Ticker Code:                       9682 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     1,381,100
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 5.48%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        7.35%

Company Name:                    Hitachi Software Engineering Co.
Ticker Code:                       9694 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     4,099,264
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 6.36%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        9.35%

Company Name:                      Suzuken Co.
Ticker Code:                       9987 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Dec. 8
Shareholder:                    *Barclays Global Investors Japan
 Shares Owned:                     3,718,396
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 3.96%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.10%

To contact the reporters on this story: Akihito Fukuda in Tokyo at afukuda@bloomberg.net; or Hisato Shiba at hshiba1@bloomberg.net

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