Latest Yukio Hatoyama Stories

2009-09-01 07:15:42

The head of the victorious Democratic Party of Japan downplayed his negative pre-election comments on American-styled capitalism a day after the election. In a widely circulated editorial written before the vote, Yukio Hatoyama referred to capitalism as void of morals or moderation. On Monday, after his opposition party won 308 seats in Japan's lower house, wrestling power from the Liberal Democratic Party for only the second time since World War II, Hatoyama said in a newspaper interview...

2009-08-31 22:44:30

Japan's newly elected DPJ government may not like U.S.-style market-led reforms, but economists in Japan say more of that may be needed to lift the economy. The Democratic Party of Japan, which won a landslide victory in Sunday's election to the lower house of parliament, and its leader Yukio Hatoyama had campaigned on boosting social welfare and moving away from excessive U.S.

2006-04-23 21:24:29

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's beleaguered opposition Democratic party got a shot in the arm late on Sunday when its candidate won a closely fought by-election, boosting the fortunes of new party leader Ichiro Ozawa.

2006-03-30 23:30:46

TOKYO (Reuters) - The leader of Japan's largest opposition party, Seiji Maehara, plans to step down, public broadcaster NHK and other media reported on Friday.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.