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  1. Japan's security concerns are those of the Asia-Pacific

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... But it's a mistake: these are times that try Japan's soul. This brilliant, proud society looks to be at another crossroads. Prime Minister Taro Aso has been ignominiously compelled to call a national election next month, despite a possible landslide for the opposition Democratic Party of Japan. If that happens, the long-leading Liberal Democratic Party that Mr Aso temporarily heads ...

  2. Protesters' ship stopped on its way to Diaoyu Islands for second time in two days

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to pay activists' airfares, which they had rejected. The activists joined a march to the Japanese consulate yesterday morning, protesting against claims by Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso ...

  3. A test of Hatoyama's mettle

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty It is six days since Japan's voters sent Prime Minister Taro Aso and his Liberal Democratic Party to a crushing defeat and we are still waiting for the first refreshing pictures of the new prime minister in his official residence, or indeed of Aso sneaking out the back door. I say 'refreshing' because power tends to corrupt and it is good for politicians ...

  4. Asia's year of living dysfunctionally

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and facing grim prospects for 2009. Yet just as the Japanese look to their ruling party for leadership at a time of global crisis, only further uncertainty fills the horizon. Prime Minister Taro Aso took office in September- the fourth premier in two years- but it is highly unlikely that he will serve a year in office. A gaffe-prone nationalist, Mr Aso was selected by his Liberal ...

  5. US wages new battle for hearts and minds

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... through major US allies in the region- Japan, South Korea and Indonesia. One of her first tasks was to invite Japan's embattled Prime Minister Taro Aso to the White House next week- the first ...

  6. Geopark to enforce tougher standards

    Posted Jan 28th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... and other islands, would be similarly zoned with restricted entry, Dr Yeung said. He said his team would follow the example of the Aso Volcano, a Japanese geopark, which had produced educational ...

  7. Farmer Fong and family grow together and give it away

    Posted May 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... turnips, taros, cabbages, bak choy and sweet potatoes. On the fruit front, there are loquats, pomelos, longans, jackfruit, dragonfruit, lychees, papayas, bananas, pineapples and clausena lansium ...

  8. On the cusp of oblivion

    Posted Feb 06th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... are causing another serious problem- salination of the soil and fresh-water supplies. Salt is poisonous for most plants, so staple crops like taro, fruit trees and pandanas are suffering. Dr Hart said ...



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