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2009-06-09 10:52:36

The government of Japan has pushed back its goals of reaching a primary balance surplus by 2011 for 10 years, sources close to the discussions said Tuesday. The Tokyo government also revised its goal of cutting in half the ratio of the primary balance deficit to the country's gross domestic product, Kyodo News reported. The new goal is to halve the ratio by March 2014. The primary balance refers to government expenses excluding debt serving costs. The previous goals were set by former Prime...

2008-09-30 06:00:19

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

2008-09-25 09:00:26

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, Sept. 25 Kyodo - Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has expressed his intention to retire from politics when his current term as a lawmaker comes to an end, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday.

2008-09-23 09:00:22

Text of report by Hong Kong-based news agency Zhongguo Tongxun She [Special article by Hong Kong ZTS reporter Kung Ch'ao-wen: "Aso Takes Up Post of Japanese Prime Minister, Sino-Japanese Relations Encounter New Test"] Beijing, 22 Sep (ZTS) - Taro Aso, secretary general of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party, today expectedly won the party's presidential election.

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 09:00:26

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

2008-09-03 06:00:08

By Martin Fackler Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda's abrupt resignation, the second by a Japanese head of state in under a year, underscores the chronic leadership vacuum plaguing the world's second-largest economy, even as it teeters into recession.

2008-09-03 00:00:08

By The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) - Japan's chronically unpopular prime minister abruptly resigned Monday after a yearlong struggle with a deadlocked parliament, leaving the weakened ruling party to grapple with a stalled economy and rising calls for snap elections.The resignation of Yasuo Fukuda, 72, deepened a two-year stretch of political instability at the helm of the world's second-largest economy.

2008-09-02 21:00:06

By Joseph Coleman TOKYO - Japan's unpopular prime minister abruptly resigned Monday after a yearlong struggle with a deadlocked parliament, leaving the weakened ruling party to grapple with a stalled economy and rising calls for snap elections.

2008-09-02 09:00:11

By From news reports Yasuo Fukuda resigned as the prime minister of Japan on Monday, after less than a year in office marked by political gridlock, plunging approval ratings and disarray within the governing Liberal Democratic Party.


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inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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