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2008-09-24 18:00:16

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. Aso, elected LDP president on Monday, collected 337 votes, well over a majority of 479 votes cast, beating Ichiro Ozawa, president of the biggest opposition Democratic Party of Japan, who collected 117 votes. Aso won the nomination from the powerful Lower House on the back of the...

2008-09-24 09:00:16

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. At his first news conference, Aso unveiled a Cabinet that included both close allies and former rivals, the Kyodo news agency reported. Aso said he would concentrate on the faltering Japanese...

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. He will on the 24th take over from Yasuo Fukuda, who earlier suddenly resigned, as Japan's new prime minister. Foreign affairs...

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. Aso, a former foreign minister, won two-thirds of the vote for the presidency of the party, easily beating four other candidates who included the first woman to seek the job. The party's control of the lower house of Parliament virtually...

2008-09-22 09:00:26

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, Sept. 22 Kyodo - New Liberal Democratic Party President Taro Aso appointed former Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda as LDP secretary general while retaining those who held other key executive posts under his predecessor, Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda. Aso, 68, who defeated four rivals in the LDP presidential election earlier in the day, named Hosoda, 64, the party's acting secretary general, as his successor in the...

2008-09-22 09:00:08

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. At a press conference, possibly his last as premier, Fukuda also suggested he will seek a seventh term as a member of the House of Representatives in the next general election expected to be called later this year. "Mr Aso won as many...

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. An e-mail message in the name of EC President Jose Manuel Barroso was sent to various media organizations Sunday morning (Sunday evening Japan time). The commission withdrew the message eight hours after it was sent....

2008-09-19 00:00:13

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. Vice Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Toshiro Shirasu has already stepped down over the scandal. Originally published by Kyodo News Service, Tokyo, in English 0229 19 Sep 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Newsfile. Provided by ProQuest...

2008-09-12 09:00:19

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. Wickremanayake is scheduled to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda on Wednesday, the ministry said. Originally published by Kyodo News Service, Tokyo, in English 1114 12 Sep 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights...

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. Fukuda's surprise announcement, made Monday night at a hastily called news conference, stunned Japan, coming almost a year after the equally sudden resignation of his predecessor, the rightist Shinzo Abe. After two political misfires in such a...


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