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2008-09-30 06:00:19

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

2008-09-23 06:00:14

By Martin Fackler Taro Aso, an outspoken conservative who has advocated a return to old-style government spending to stimulate Japan's economy, was chosen Monday by the governing Liberal Democratic Party to become the nation's next prime minister.

2008-09-22 12:00:18

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, Sept. 22 Kyodo - Akihiro Ota, the New Komeito party chief, said Monday he expects newly elected Liberal Democratic President Taro Aso to give priority to tackling economic issues.

2008-09-22 09:00:26

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

2008-09-22 03:00:16

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Brussels, Sept. 22 Kyodo - The European Commission, the European Union's executive body, mistakenly congratulated former Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso on Sunday on being elected Japan's new prime minister.

2008-09-01 15:00:08

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, Sept. 2 Kyodo - Taro Aso, secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, indicated early Tuesday his willingness to run in the party's expected presidential election.

2008-08-02 06:00:11

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, Aug. 2 Kyodo - Taro Aso, the Liberal Democratic Party's secretary general, said Saturday the dissolution of the lower house and a subsequent general election will come at any time.

2006-09-01 04:46:08

By George Nishiyama HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Shinzo Abe announced his candidacy on Friday to be Japan's next prime minister, a post he looks certain to win, and said he wanted his country to forge a stronger role on the world stage and improve ties with Asia.

2006-09-01 03:43:24

By George Nishiyama HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Shinzo Abe formally entered the race on Friday to be Japan's next prime minister, saying his country must forge a stronger role on the world stage and better ties with Asia.

2006-08-14 02:08:05

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - South Korean poli


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