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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan premier will not visit controversial war shrine

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 09:06am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... as a full-fledged military force, after maritime skirmishes with Beijing near the disputed territory. Earlier this week, Abe’s gaffe-prone deputy prime minister Taro Aso stoked controversy when he said Tokyo could learn from Nazi Germany in speedily ushering in a new constitution. The remarks stoked an outcry from Japan’s neighbours and others. Aso on Thursday retracted his remarks, saying ...


    China urges Japan's Shinzo Abe to meet 'halfway' over East China Sea

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Taro Aso, another ex-prime minister in Japan's revolving-door political system, was tapped as Abe's deputy and finance minister. Aso was branded "Japan's offensive ...

  3. Ruling party faces disaster at the polls, analysts predict

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso may have ended months of speculation by finally setting a date for the next general election, but there is little evidence to suggest ... Aso may only have been in office for slightly over nine months, but his administration has been characterised by muddled policies, cabinet members who have come and gone with alarming speed ...

  4. Japan stimulus fails to address deep-seated ills

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Japan's Prime Minister Taro Aso has been variously praised and damned for the massive 15.4 trillion yen (HK$1.19 trillion) stimulus package he announced last week ... will be wisely spent. Mr Aso has won good marks for setting three goals for the package - to prevent further economic deterioration, to bolster job security and to invest in future economic growth. More ...

  5. News - Asia

    Japan PM wants ‘good relationship’ with S. Korea

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 11:36am by Agence France Presse in Washington

    ... and International Studies. “While we do have the Takeshima issue, I would like to try to work to resolve this issue and have a good relationship with South Korea.” Abe tasked Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Rate reform may serve interests of state companies

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... by economists and came as Group of 20 leading economy finance ministers and central bankers met in Moscow, where Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso described it as a step in the right direction. ...

  7. Japan vows to mend ties with China and S Korea

    Posted Jan 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... continuing regional anger over visits to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine. In formal speeches to open a new parliamentary session, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Foreign Minister Taro Aso both ... neighbours,' Mr Koizumi said. 'And we will... build relations based on mutual understanding and trust.' Mr Aso echoed the tone, vowing to strengthen ties with both China and South Korea ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Mizuho bosses may take pay cuts after loans extended to criminal groups

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 02:55am by BLOOM

    ... on Monday about the bank's report to the regulator, Shiono said. Financial Services Minister Taro Aso said this week that he would respond appropriately to the company's reports, including ...

  9. Sport - Tennis

    Czech Republic take charge against Japan in Davis Cup quarter-final

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... through injury. Despite a scare Stepanek beat Tatsuma Ito 6-7, 7-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the opening rubber but Rosol toiled to overcome Nishikori’s replacement Taro Daniel 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2 ...

  10. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Investors line up as e-commerce drives European IPO rush

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:11am by Reuters

    ... AO World, which jumped about 40 per cent on its debut last month as investors bet it could mimic the success of fashion e-commerce site ASOS. It is still up about 30 per cent. ASOS shares ... 2012 and 2018. While e-commerce expands, most high-street stores, apart from discounters and high-end retailers, have stagnant sales. ASOS trades on 84 times expected earnings, compared ...




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