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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...

Japan: Opposition Promises To Stand Up To America

AP | JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan's main opposition party said Monday that if it comes to power in this month's elections it will confront the United States on key ...

Taro Aso, Japanese PM, Dissolves Parliament, Calls Elections

AP | TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Prime Minister Taro Aso, who triggered new elections when he dissolved the powerful lower house of Japan's parliament on Tuesday, launch...

Taro Aso To Dissolove Parliament, Hold National Elections Next Month

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — The political party that has governed Japan for the last 50 years could be ousted from power in national elections next month _ with the...

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 PM Taro Aso Unveils Massive Stimulus Plan

AP | TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso unveiled an ambitious long-term growth strategy Thursday, vowing to refashion the world's second-larges...

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...

Obama Meets With Japanese Prime Minister Aso

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso on Tuesday that his nation was the cornerstone of U.S. security pol...

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...

In Japan, Your Blood Type Says It All

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

TOKYO -- In Japan, "What's your type?" is much more than small talk; it can be a paramount question in everything from matchmaking to getting a job. ...