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Yoshihiko Noda

Markets cheer Japan conservatives’ return to power

Investors on Monday cheered after Japan’s conservatives swept back to power in national elections, with promises of a fix for the economy and tougher diplomacy in a territorial spat with China.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Japan votes in poll likely to eject ruling party

Voters in Japan went to the polls on Sunday in an election likely to return conservatives to power at a time of growing tension with China and as the nation seeks to arrest economic decline.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:45pm

Japanese voters set to restore LDP to power

It appears a foregone conclusion that the Liberal Democratic Party will sweep back into power with ease in today's general election.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:42am

Outgoing Yoshihiko Noda a victim of events beyond his control

It is difficult not to feel a degree of sympathy for Yoshihiko Noda, who will be unceremoniously removed as Japan's prime minister in Sunday's general election, if the opinion polls are to be believed.

12 Dec 2012 - 2:20am

Who said it?

There is a big eruption of discontent … towards our chief executive because he is a cheat

Campaigner Jackie Hung Ling-yu on a protest march against Leung Chun-ying


I have no other life, and the truth is, it is a very sad, very grim life that I wouldn't wish on anyone

12 Dec 2012 - 2:41am

Japan LDP and partner on track for big election win

Hawkish former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its smaller ally are on track for a resounding victory in Sunday’s election, winning more than 300 seats in parliament’s 480-member lower house, media surveys showed on Tuesday.

11 Dec 2012 - 11:35am

Japan on alert as window opens for North Korean rocket launch

Japan said on Monday it was on full alert over North Korea’s planned rocket launch as a 13-day lift-off window opened, despite moves from Pyongyang that could delay the move.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Despite flaws, democracy is here to stay

Japan's post-war democracy has often been termed phoney, a charge arising from the long-maintained single-party rule by the Liberal Democratic Party.

4 Dec 2012 - 1:59am

Business Digest, December 1, 2012

Euro-zone joblessness hits record 11.7pc

1 Dec 2012 - 3:07am

Japan suspends dubious reconstruction projects

Japan’s government has suspended 35 projects included in a budget for reconstruction from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami after criticism the spending was not directly related to recovery from the disasters.

28 Nov 2012 - 5:04pm