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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.

2006-08-26 20:06:58

By Ralph Jennings TAIPEI (Reuters) - When Japan's top-ranked sumo wrestler Asashoryu walked into a reception to kick off a sumo tournament in Taiwan, guests rushed to take his photo and mobbed his dinner table to get autographs.

2006-08-25 04:59:39

By Teruaki Ueno TOKYO (Reuters) - The granddaughter of wartime Prime Minister Hideki Tojo said on Friday a Tokyo war shrine should keep honoring war criminals and urged Japan's emperor to visit there to thank those who had died for their country.

2006-08-20 04:41:08

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's relations with Japan would remain at low ebb as long as Japanese leaders continued visiting a Tokyo shrine for war dead, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Sunday, driving home Beijing's displeasure.

2006-08-16 05:43:27

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Wednesday called a visit by Japan's prime minister to a Tokyo war shrine "a grave insult," in its first official reaction to the pilgrimage that enraged Seoul and Beijing.

2006-08-16 02:02:21

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese police were investigating a possible arson attack at the office of a senior lawmaker known for his outspoken opposition to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visits to a controversial war shrine, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

2006-08-15 00:06:54

Corrects spelling of Abes first name in paragraph

2006-08-15 00:05:00

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi paid his respects at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Tuesday, the anniversary of his country's World War Two surrender, defying warnings from China and South Korea not to go.

2006-08-14 22:03:39

By Teruaki Ueno and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi paid his respects at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Tuesday, the anniversary of his country's World War Two surrender, defying warnings from China and South Korea not to go.

2006-08-14 21:58:56

By Linda Sieg and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi paid his respects at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Tuesday, the anniversary of his country's World War Two surrender, defying warnings from China and South Korea not to go.


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  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
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