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2009-05-28 14:28:56

Ruling and opposition parties in Japan agreed to a record $144 billion supplemental budget that will go to a parliamentary vote. Although the spending measure is likely to lose in the upper house, approval in the House of Representatives will carry the measure, as that vote would trump the vote in the

2008-09-30 06:00:19

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, Sept.

2005-10-14 02:16:56

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan enacted laws on Friday to privatize the postal system, including the world's biggest savings bank, a reform that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has long advocated as a vital step to streamline the economy.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.