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The G7 Meeting in Sendai: Mr Aso's PEF Project

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

The sun has finally appeared, and the TV trucks are rolling out of this ancient hot springs town on the outskirts of Sendai, Japan. This was the location over the weekend of the G7 meeting of finance ministers and central bankers which, although civil, has ended with a lack of consensus.

Japanese Deputy PM Sparks Outrage With Nazi Comments

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

Japan's gaffe-prone deputy prime minister has said Tokyo could learn from Nazi Germany when it comes to constitutional reform, prompting a rebuke from...

Japanese Politician: Country Should Let Old People 'Hurry Up And Die'

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.23.2013 | Fifty

A senior minister in the Japanese government ignited a firestorm of controversy after commenting recently on his country's famously long-lived populat...

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...

Ichiro Ozawa: Japan Opposition Leader To Resign

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Japanese political heavyweight Ichiro Ozawa is to resign as president of the leading opposition Democratic party after failing to quell criticism spar...

Japan's War Shrine Offering Angers China

Nytimes.com | By EDWARD WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Chinese government denounced Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso on Thursday for making an offering earlier this week to a Japanese war shrine in Tok...

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

Japanese Finance Minister Scandal The "Ultimate Blow" To Government

The Japan Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The resignation of Finance Minister Shoichiro Nakagawa following his disgraceful display in Rome has further weakened Prime Minister Taro Aso and coul...

UPDATE: Japanese Finance Minister Resigns After Appearing Drunk At Summit (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE 2/17: Reuters reports: Japanese Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa said on Tuesday he would resign after being forced to deny he was drunk...