Nuclear power key issue in Japan elections

TOKYO, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A new political party, expected to become the unifying force of an anti-nuclear energy coalition, has been formed in Japan ahead of next month's elections.
Japanese elections likely in spring

Japanese elections likely in spring

NAGANO, Japan, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- General elections in Japan will likely happen in spring, after its parliament passes the fiscal 2009 national budget, the ruling party's leader says.

Koizumi visits controversial shrine

TOKYO, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo Monday, sparking immediate protests from China and South Korea.

Report: Japan may resume U.S. beef imports

TOKYO, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A top Japanese official called Wednesday for a resumption of U.S. beef imports, the Financial Times reported.

Koizumi to be re-elected on Sept. 21

TOKYO, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Japan's government will convene a special Diet session on Sept. 21 to re-elect Junichiro Koizumi as prime minister, government officials said.

Japan to aid $500,000 for Katrina victims

TOKYO, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Japan offered $500,000 in aid to areas of the southern United States devastated by Hurricane Katrina, officials said Friday.

Japan admits crucial mistake on asbestos

TOKYO, July 21 (UPI) -- The Japanese government admitted it made a "crucial mistake" by failing to follow up on a directive in 1976 that warned about the health hazards of asbestos.

Japan protests South Korean ship's name

TOKYO, July 13 (UPI) -- Japan said it would protest South Korea's naming of a naval ship "Dokdo," after islets claimed by both Tokyo and Seoul, the Mainichi Shimbun reported Wednesday.

Japan strengthens anti-terror measures

TOKYO, July 8 (UPI) -- Japan has strengthened anti-terror measures at transportation centers, military bases and other areas following terrorist attacks in London.

U.S. OKs Japan for U.N. post, not Germany

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The United States has given its support to Japan for U.N. Security Council membership but made no mention of Germany or Brazil.

Minister apologizes for sex slave remark

TOKYO, June 14 (UPI) -- Japan's Education Minister Nariaki Nakayama apologized Tuesday for a controversial remark he made about wartime sex slaves.

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Energy conservation may hurt tie makers

TOKYO, June 10 (UPI) -- A Japanese government department will study the possible negative effects the government's energy conservation program has on necktie makers.

Japan settles amicably over SKorean boat

TOKYO, June 2 (UPI) -- Japan decided to react calmly over an incident with a South Korean fishing boat suspected of illegally operating in Japan's economic waters.

China's Wu cancels meeting with Koizumi

TOKYO, May 23 (UPI) -- Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Wu Yi abruptly canceled a meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi scheduled for Monday afternoon and went home.
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Hiroyuki Hosoda (細田 博之?, born April 5, 1944) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). From 2004 to 2005, he was the Chief Cabinet Secretary in Junichiro Koizumi's Cabinets, succeeded by Shinzo Abe on October 31, 2005.

A native of Matsue, Shimane and graduate of the University of Tokyo, he worked at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry from 1967 to 1986. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1990.

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