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Tokyo, Sept. 24 (Jiji Press)--Japan's House of Representatives nominated Liberal Democratic Party President Taro Aso for the nation's next prime minister to succeed Yasuo Fukuda at a vote Wednesday afternoon.
Taro Aso was elected Japan's new prime minister Wednesday by the country's parliament, replacing Yasuo Fukuda, and he immediately announced his Cabinet. Aso, 68, president of the Liberal Democratic Party and a former Japanese foreign minister, won enough votes in the Diet to gain the premiership.
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.
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.
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, Sept.
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, Sept. 22 Kyodo - Outgoing Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda voiced hope Monday that new Liberal Democratic Party President Taro Aso will work hard to live up to people's expectations.
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.
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, 19 September: Farm minister Seiichi Ota has offered his resignation to Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda for the tainted-rice scandal, sources close to the premier said Friday.
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, Sept. 12 Kyodo - Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake will visit Japan for four days starting Monday, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.
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.