The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, April 25, 2007.
By United Press International

China, Japan in 'warming' Tokyo talks

TOKYO, April 11 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hosted relations-warming talks with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Tokyo Wednesday as part of Wen's three-day visit.

PM makes no comment on shrine visit

TOKYO, April 4 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is saying little about whether it is appropriate to visit a controversial shrine for the war dead in Tokyo.

China wants East China Sea peaceful

BEIJING, April 4 (UPI) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, preparing for his Japan trip, said Wednesday he wants to make the East China Sea "a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation."

New Japanese PM ends China visit

BEIJING, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on his visit to China to mend fences, agreed to push for "strategic partnership" between the two nations.

More warming in Japan-S. Korea relations

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- South Korean diplomats in Seoul said Monday they are encouraged by exchanges with their Japanese counterparts over warming relations.

S. Korea, Japan to resume summit talks

TOKYO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Relations between Japan and South Korea warmed Thursday when Japan's new leader offered to resume stalled talks over contentious issues.

Japan elects Abe new prime minister

TOKYO, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Liberal Democratic Party leader Shinzo Abe was elected prime minister of Japan Tuesday by both houses of parliament.

Abe closer to becoming prime minister

TOKYO, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Japan's Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe has moved closer to becoming the next prime minister after winning the leadership of the ruling party.

Japan readying N.Korea financial sanctions

TOKYO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Japan is making plans to impose financial sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear policy but details have not yet been decided, reports Kyodo news agency.

Abe choice in Japan PM race

TOKYO, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Shinzo Abe, the popular chief Cabinet secretary, was the big favorite as campaigning began Friday for prime minister of Japan.

Japan and America to join against piracy

TOKYO, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The United States and Japan are set to head a new international convention aimed at fighting the proliferation of illegally copied goods worldwide.

West warned not to pressure Iran

TOKYO, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Iran's former President Mohammad Khatami, speaking in Japan Friday, warned the West against pressuring his country on its nuclear program.

Japanese warns of 'dangerous nationalism'

TOKYO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A Japanese lawmaker whose house was burned down after he criticized the prime minister's visit to a World War II shrine has warned of dangerous nationalism.

Japan's PM makes shrine visit

TOKYO, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Despite protests from South Korea and China, Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited a Tokyo shrine for his country's war dead.

SKorea unhappy over Japan PM's shrine trip

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- South Korea says it will lodge a protest if Japan's prime minister visits a shrine in Tokyo honoring the country's war dead.

Australia plans closer ties to Japan

CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Australia's government is planning to deepen ties with Japan, with a bilateral security agreement for new military and security cooperation.

P.M. honors Japan's troops on Iraq mission

TOKYO, July 29 (UPI) -- Japan's prime minister said Saturday he was relieved Japanese troops have completed their mission in Iraq without a single combat-related casualty.

Japan P.M. calls for restraint on N. Korea

TOKYO, July 19 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi says Tokyo will not rush to impose more sanctions on North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear program.

Japan forces wanted proof of appreciation

TOKYO, July 15 (UPI) -- Japanese troops who were stationed in a city in southern Iraq asked local officials there to provide them with a letter of appreciation.

2 Israelis captured, Israel enters Lebanon

JERUSALEM, July 12 (UPI) -- Israel began shelling Hezbollah targets in Lebanon Wednesday after two Israeli soldiers were taken captive along the border.

Japan lawmakers see income increase

TOKYO, July 3 (UPI) -- Japan's Diet members in 2005 saw an increase in their salaries for the first time in four years, and have an average income of $212,250.

Bush, Koizumi jet to Graceland

MEMPHIS, June 30 (UPI) -- With Elvis Presley songs playing on the Air Force One sound system, President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi flew to Memphis Friday.

Bush, Koizumi do Elvis

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Thursday both quoted Elvis Presley during their joint news conference.

Bush, Koizumi united on North Korea

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Thursday said it is imperative to stay united in the face-off against North Korea.
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