Koizumi to meet President Roh in Korea

TOKYO, July 13 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi will travel to South Korea to meet President Roh Moo-hyun on July 21-22, a Japanese official said Tuesday.

Abductee's family reunion set for Friday

TOKYO, July 5 (UPI) -- Plans are finalized for former kidnap victim Hitomi Soga to meet her American husband and two daughters in Jakarta on Friday, Japan's government said Monday.

Japan grants aid to Iraq, considers loans

TOKYO, June 29 (UPI) -- The Japanese government approved to provide $290 million in emergency grants for rebuilding power plants and other projects in Iraq, Tuesday.

Lawmaker apologizes for comment

TOKYO, June 5 (UPI) -- A lawmaker in Japan reportedly described an 11-year-old girl's fatal stabbing of a classmate as "an increase in the number of women brimming with energy."

Two journalists killed in Iraq

TOKYO, May 28 (UPI) -- Two Japanese journalists and their Iraqi interpreter were killed late Thursday in an attack by a rocket-propelled grenade south of Baghdad.

Japan's PM to visit North Korea

TOKYO, May 15 (UPI) -- Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi will visit North Korea next week to try to secure the release of eight family members of five repatriated abductees.

Japanese cabinet chief resigns in scandal

TOKYO, May 7 (UPI) -- Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda resigned from office Friday for failing to make his mandatory national pension payments.
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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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