TOKYO — A pair of major Japanese synthetic-fiber manufacturers, Toray and Teijin, last week reported dramatically improved first-half profits, after having taken heavy one-time charges in the prior-year period.

Toray Industries Group said its net income for the first half ended Sept. 30 was $100.4 million, up from $11.8 million a year earlier. This year the company recorded one-time losses of $24.7 million, compared with one-time costs of $74.7 million related to the sale of fixed assets and restructuring a year ago.

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