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2005-11-15 13:03:49

By Steve Holland KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush sets the tone for a four-nation Asia tour on Wednesday with a speech in Japan lauding the benefits of freedom and talks with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, his closest regional ally. Japan is Bush's first stop on a week-long trip that will also take him to South Korea, China and Mongolia. His afternoon speech was expected to cover some areas where Washington feels China falls short, such as in its respect for...

2005-11-14 23:03:54

By Jon Herskovitz PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Trips by Japan's prime minister to a war shrine some say glorifies the country's militarist past should stop because they strain ties in Asia, the foreign ministers of China and South Korea said on Tuesday. In a meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing and South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon urged Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to consider how the visits rekindled...

2005-11-12 21:07:10

By Elaine Lies and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - The light and the dark of Japan's diplomacy will be on display this week when Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi first chats cozily with his close U.S. ally and then confronts a chillier reception at an Asia-Pacific summit. Smiles, mutual admiration and compliments look set to dominate, at least in public, when Koizumi meets U.S. President George W. Bush in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto on Wednesday. But bitter Asian memories of...

2005-11-08 01:40:05

By Martin Nesirky and Lee Suwan SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's president announced on Tuesday he would meet Japan's prime minister next week despite a visit by the Japanese leader to a war shrine that angered Seoul. Roh Moo-hyun also told foreign correspondents at the presidential Blue House it was unlikely North Koreans would attend next week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the South Korean port city of Pusan. Roh said he would meet Prime Minister Junichiro...

2005-11-01 04:25:18

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi may boast that his new cabinet is the best line-up to achieve reforms, but to Asian neighbors, the inclusion of many conservative hardliners is a sign that Tokyo is far from keen on improving strained ties. In a cabinet reshuffle on Monday, Koizumi appointed to key posts two politicians known to support his annual visits to a Shinto war shrine, seen by China and South Korea as a symbol of Japan's past...

2005-10-24 03:59:10

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign minister will visit Japan despite anger over Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's war shrine pilgrimage, but a South Korean official said on Monday it was too early to resurrect a presidential trip. Beijing and Seoul protested last week after Koizumi paid his respects at Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine, seen by many in China and Koreans as a symbol of Japan's past militarism because war criminals as well as other war dead are...

2005-10-18 07:01:32

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan struggled with little success on Tuesday to minimize the diplomatic fallout from Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to a Tokyo war shrine, which has outraged China and South Korea and upset domestic critics. Japan's already chilly relations with its neighbors could go into a deep freeze following Koizumi's pilgrimage on Monday to the Yasukuni shrine, where war criminals convicted by an Allied tribunal are honored along with 2.5 million war...

2005-10-17 23:47:02

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan sought on Tuesday to minimize the diplomatic fallout from Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to a Tokyo war shrine, which has outraged China and South Korea and upset domestic critics. Japan's already chilly relations with its neighbors could go into a deep freeze following Koizumi's pilgrimage on Monday to the Yasukuni shrine, where war criminals convicted by an Allied tribunal are honored along with 2.5 million war dead. "Mr Koizumi, who...

2005-10-17 20:14:38

TOKYO (Reuters) - Some 200 Japanese lawmakers paid their respects at a Tokyo shrine for war dead on Tuesday, one day after Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi outraged China and South Korea by visiting the shrine, a spokesman for the shrine said. The parliamentarians are members of a group that usually visits the Yasukuni shrine -- seen by critics at home and abroad as a symbol of Japan's past militarism -- during spring and autumn festivals such as the one taking place this week....

2005-10-17 03:14:06

By Linda Sieg and George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi paid homage on Monday at a Tokyo shrine for war dead that is viewed by critics as a symbol of Japan's militaristic past, drawing swift and angry protests from China and South Korea. Japan's relations with its neighbors have already chilled because of Koizumi's annual visits to Yasukuni shrine, where war criminals are honored along with 2.5 million war dead. Koizumi -- clad in a dark suit...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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