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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...
Japan premier calls election as LDP battles to hold on
Japan premier calls election as LDP battles to hold on
Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso dissolved Parliament's lower house on Tuesday for an August 30 election that polls show could see his conservative...
... and the 'Fossil of the Day' goes to Japan
... and the 'Fossil of the Day' goes to Japan
Japan has won the 'Fossil of the Day Award” for its unambitious medium-term emissions target.
Japan 2020 emission target a blow, say green groups
Japan 2020 emission target a blow, say green groups
Japan on Wednesday unveiled plans for only marginally deeper greenhouse gas cuts over the coming decade than its current United Nations commitments, a step green groups say threatens to deal a blow to global climate talks....
Divisions hang over G20 as crisis deepens
Divisions hang over G20 as crisis deepens
World leaders gathered on Wednesday for a summit on tackling the global financial crisis but many were split on the way forward, as data from Japan...
Record budget to up pressure for Japan's PM to quit
Record budget to up pressure for Japan's PM to quit
Japan's lower house of Parliament approved a record budget on Friday, a step likely to intensify pressure for unpopular Prime Minister Taro Aso to...
Japan finance minister to quit in blow to PM Aso
Japan finance minister to quit in blow to PM Aso
Japanese Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa said on Tuesday he would resign after being forced to deny he was drunk at a G7 news conference, dealing...
Japan finance minister denies being drunk at G7
Japan finance minister denies being drunk at G7
Japan's finance minister denied on Monday that he had been drunk at a G7 news conference but the opposition demanded he be fired, piling pressure...
Japan passes stimulus budget after Parliament row
Japan passes stimulus budget after Parliament row
Japan's ruling and opposition parties enacted a $53-billion extra budget on Tuesday to fund government stimulus plans, after two days of bickering...
Japanese lawmaker defects in blow to 'old guard'
Japanese lawmaker defects in blow to 'old guard'
A senior lawmaker defected from Japan's ruling party on Tuesday, denouncing beleaguered Prime Minister Taro Aso as an "old-guard crony" and casting...
Call for N Korea to end nuke plan
Call for N Korea to end nuke plan
Japan and South Korea have urged neighbouring North Korea to come up with a roadmap on ending its nuclear programme amid a long delay in a...
Kim Jong-Il probably in hospital, says Japan PM
Kim Jong-Il probably in hospital, says Japan PM
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il is likely in hospital but is still capable of making decisions, Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday,...

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