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Junichiro Koizumi (小泉 純一郎, Koizumi Jun'ichirō?, born January 8, 1942) is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 2001 to 2006. He retired from politics when...

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      News Source: CNN | 13 days ago
    But lately, the steady flow of war history-related news has become a flood. Amid fast-deteriorating Sino-Japanese relations, China's State Archives Administration recently re-opened case files from a Chinese military tribunal in 1956 and launched a
  • Abe looking at permanent law allowing dispatch of SDF overseas

      News Source: Japan Times | 13 days ago
    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday his administration will consider creating a permanent law allowing dispatch of the Self-Defense Forces overseas, a comment that could lead to a further rift between the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its
  • Politics › N Korea abductee probe stirs speculation of early Japan election

      News Source: Japan Today | 13 days ago
    As Japan presses North Korea for information on the fate of Japanese citizens abducted decades ago, speculation is simmering that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could use a possible breakthrough on the emotive issue to call a snap election. History shows
  • Abe's constitutional putsch and U.S. security cooperation

      News Source: Japan Times | 16 days ago
    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's putsch involves bypassing constitutional procedures to revise the Constitution because he lacks sufficient support to win two-thirds approval in both houses of the Diet and a majority in a national referendum. Instead, Abe
  • Japanese PM pays tribute to Chch quake victims

      News Source: New Zealand Herald | 22 days ago
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe lay a wreath at the CTV site. Photo / Getty Images Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has today paid tribute to the 28 Japanese citizens who died in the February 2011 Canterbury earthquake. Mr
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      News Source: Japan Times | 24 days ago
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  • Japan confirms easing of North Korea sanctions, in hope of finding ...

      News Source: Guardian Unlimited | 25 days ago
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      News Source: Japan Times | 1 month ago
    Tokyo plans to call on Pyongyang to provide more convincing answers to 150 questions and issues it raised in 2002 over North Korea's abductions of Japanese, a government source said Saturday. Japan will bring up the matter during talks with North


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