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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Godmother of powerful Japanese political clan dies at 90

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Godmother of powerful political clan dies at 90 The so-called "Godmother" of a powerful political and business family in Japan has died at the age of 90, it was announced on Tuesday. Yasuko Hatoyama, the daughter of the founder of tyremaker Bridgestone, married into the Hatoyamas, a powerful political family sometimes dubbed ...

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    Hawkish Abe elected as Japan’s next prime minister

    Posted Dec 26th 2012, 02:11pm by AFP

    ... have suggested Abe was likely to tap close associates and senior party members for key posts. Taro Aso, another former prime minister in Japan’s revolving-door political system, was widely ... The defence portfolio would be handed to Itsunori Onodera, who served as deputy foreign minister for a year during Abe’s stint in Japan’s top political job and during that of his successor Yasuo ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Voters in tsunami-hit zone feel let down as Japan election nears

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 11:59am by Reuters in Iwaki and Kamaishi

    ... Reuters in Iwaki and Kamaishi Three weeks before Japan’s first national election since the earthquake in March last year, none of the contenders has managed to win the hearts, and votes, of those hardest-hit by the disaster – with many feeling let down by the entire political class. Volunteers and donations had poured in after the magnitude 9.0 quake off the northeast coast ...

  4. Role of LDP chief seen as Japan's poisoned chalice after election loss

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo After suffering a humiliating defeat in Japan's general election, the Liberal Democratic Party faces its next big hurdle- choosing a leader who can rebuild ... Yuriko Koike, the former defence minister, is also considered an unlikely candidate to replace Taro Aso, who steps down tomorrow. Political analysts say the LDP is apparently waiting for someone ...

  5. US-Japan alliance now an open question

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... greetings but little of substance to Japan last winter, and the appointment of an ambassador, John Roos, whose only credentials are his political fund-raising. Hatoyama wrote an opinion article ... of context, had the entire essay translated. The anti-US tone remained, but was diluted. Hatoyama, saying the influence of the US is declining, wondered: 'How should Japan maintain its political ...

  6. Japan's political turmoil offers chance of renewal

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... flip-flops and economic decline. As a result, the world's second-biggest economy will likely face a period of political realignment. Opinion polls predict a win for the Democratic Party of Japan ... Japan faces a rare change of government- and a lot of questions, beginning with what comes next. Can the DPJ find the backbone to snap political paralysis and restore effective leadership? Can ...

  7. Should we care about Japan's political turmoil?

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... must be tempted to say: who cares? But caring about Japan's political direction is not a waste of time. It's one of the world's most powerful economies, and its engineering prowess is second to none. Japan remains America's most notable ally in Asia. The last thing America wants Japan to conclude about America is that it doesn't care. To this end, wisely, ...

  8. Japan's political road to nowhere

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Democrat Party in the July 2007 elections, months before Mr Fukuda took over. Never mind; switch to NHK, Japan's national broadcaster, which is sure to have an explanation and cool analysis. ... and other Japanese media were stunned and clueless. The latest saga in the sad soap opera called Japanese politics shows just what a mess the country is in. Losing one prime minister not approved ...

  9. China, Japan play politics on waterway

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Jeremy Hurewitz

    ... Jeremy Hurewitz As the world's second- and third-largest oil consumers, no two countries depend on the Malacca Strait more than China and Japan. But that doesn't mean they work together to keep the strait safe. The Malacca Strait is an area where the geo-political struggle between the two Asian giants is being played out. Japan has long been a leader in drawing attention ...

  10. Will beaten opposition go for fresh face or old guard?

    Posted Sep 14th 2005, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... to its own is open to question. The Democratic Party of Japan, still licking its wounds after a sound beating at the hands of the electorate, will vote on a new party president on Saturday ... though neither man made prime minister- would be a grave mistake, said Go Ito, a professor of politics at Meiji University in Tokyo. 'The DPJ is a very seniority-based organisation and many ...




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