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Linda Sieg

Linda Sieg

    Japan may suffer second 'Lost Generation'
    Japan may suffer second 'Lost Generation'
    Japanese college student Hiroki was keen to graduate last month and start his first full-time job, but despite applying to 40 firms, from IT...
    Japan votes in election, opposition tipped to win
    Japan votes in election, opposition tipped to win
    Japanese began voting in an election on Sunday that looks set to topple the long-ruling conservative party, handing the novice opposition the job...
    More aid needed for struggling Pakistan
    More aid needed for struggling Pakistan
    Pakistan will need more aid from world donors as it battles militants and tries to repair its economy, US special envoy Richard Holbrooke said on...
    G8 could see climate deal, but substance in doubt
    G8 could see climate deal, but substance in doubt
    Group of Eight (G8) leaders could well cobble together some agreement next week on goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions, but bolder progress in...
    G8 environment ministers: Halve emissions by 2050
    G8 environment ministers: Halve emissions by 2050
    Environment ministers from the G8 rich nations on Monday urged their leaders to set a global target to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a...
    Japan: China dumpling poisoning may be deliberate
    Japan: China dumpling poisoning may be deliberate
    Japan's health minister raised the possibility on Tuesday that someone had deliberately contaminated Chinese-made dumplings imported into Japan...
    Japan pulls out of Afghanistan coalition
    Japan pulls out of Afghanistan coalition
    Japan ordered its naval ships on Thursday to withdraw from a refuelling mission in support of United States-led operations in Afghanistan as a...
    Japan's Fukuda elected PM, forms new Cabinet
    Japan's Fukuda elected PM, forms new Cabinet
    Yasuo Fukuda, a seasoned moderate lawmaker, was chosen as Japan's Prime Minister on Tuesday, then tapped veteran ministers from his predecessor's...
    Ruling party picks new leader for Japan
    Ruling party picks new leader for Japan
    Japan's ruling party on Sunday picked Yasuo Fukuda, who seeks warmer ties with Asian neighbours, to succeed Shinzo Abe as prime minister in an...
    Japan defence minister quits over A-bomb remark
    Japan defence minister quits over A-bomb remark
    Japan's defence minister resigned on Tuesday over remarks that appeared to accept the 1945 atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Prime...
    Japan's Abe wins party leadership, set to be PM
    Japan's Abe wins party leadership, set to be PM
    Shinzo Abe, a conservative advocate of a more muscular Japanese foreign policy, was overwhelmingly elected as ruling party leader on Wednesday,...