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Prime Minister Taro Aso

Japan Jobless Rate Hits New High

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Japan's jobless rate hit a record 5.7% in July and consumer prices fell at a record pace, figures released days before a general election have shown....

Liberal Democratic Party's Half-Century Rule In Japan At Brink Of Ending

washingtonpost.com | Blaine Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japanese voters are on the brink of doing something they have not been willing to do in more than half a century: throw the bums out. The opp...

Sri Lanka: West Appalled by Bloodbath but Action is Scarce

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

While U.N. officials have regularly expressed concern at events in Sri Lanka, the bloody war is not high on most nations' agenda.

Japan Pledges $1B To Pakistan At Donors Conference

The Mainichi Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Countries supporting Pakistan are set to pledge a total of about 4 billion dollars (about 400 billion yen) in aid to the country over the next two yea...

Japan Prepares For North Korea Missile Launch (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Japan's military has begun to ready itself for a threatening North Korea missile launch, reports AP. On Friday the government ordered two missile-equ...

President Obama's Meeting with Japanese PM Taro Aso

Duncan Quirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Duncan Quirk