UPI Almanac for Friday, April 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 25, 2014
By United Press International

Ex-Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi urges zero nuclear power

TOKYO, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Japan's former prime minister has urged the government to abandon plans to restart nuclear power.

Abe for talks with N. Korea on abduction issue

TOKYO, May 19 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will keep pressuring North Korea to settle the unresolved issue of the abductions of Japanese nationals.

Japanese official meets North Korean officials

PYONGYANG, North Korea, May 17 (UPI) -- Japanese official Isao Iijima, who made a surprise visit to North Korea this week, met with that country's No. 2 leader, the North's official media said.

Reports: Japanese official on unannounced trip to North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea, May 15 (UPI) -- An adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made an unannounced trip to North Korea but the object of the visit wasn't clear, U.S. media said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 25, 2013.
By United Press International

Parliament approves Kuroda nomination

TOKYO, March 15 (UPI) -- Japan's Parliament Friday approved Haruhiko Kuroda to be the central bank's next governor, which could lead to more monetary easing to boost the economy.

ADB president proposed as BOJ governor

TOKYO, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The Japanese government Thursday proposed Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda as the next governor of its central bank.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
By United Press International

Former bank officials indicted in Japan

TOKYO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Japan indicted a former high-level government adviser on obstruction of justice charges, court papers say.
Japan's 1990s mistakes are least of U.S. worries

Japan's 1990s mistakes are least of U.S. worries

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Will the United States become Japan 1990s-style? It might be far better if that happened.

Former Japanese P.M. Koizumi to retire

TOKYO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi says he will not run for parliament in the next election.

BMD Focus: Sarkozy's vision -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- President Nicolas Sarkozy wants to reverse more than 40 years of French skepticism and suspicion of U.S. defense policies and develop a more ambitious and comprehensive BMD system than any major European nation has ever dreamed of: The odds against him appear daunting, but he has a lot going for him too.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

BMD Watch: Japan plans BMD warning sats

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda belied his mild-manner low-key image Friday when he OK'd a new measure that would transform Japan's decades-old policy supporting the demilitarization of space.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst
Bye-bye boomers

Bye-bye boomers

LONDON, May 5 (UPI) -- The victory of Boris Johnson in London's mayoral election represents the emergence of a new generation of politicians into the struggle for power. The baby boomers are starting the long, sad slide into senescence. The generation X-ers are on the march.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
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Junichiro Koizumi
The Prime Minister of Japan Junichiro Koizumi speaks during his arrival ceremony at the White House in Washington on June 29, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)..

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 his term in parliament ended.

Widely seen as a maverick leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), he became known as an economic reformer, focusing on Japan's government debt and the privatization of its postal service. In 2005, Koizumi led the LDP to win one of the largest parliamentary majorities in modern Japanese history.

Koizumi also attracted international attention through his deployment of the Japan Self-Defense Forces to Iraq, the first foreign deployment of the Japanese military since World War II. His visits to Yasukuni Shrine led to diplomatic tensions with neighboring China and South Korea.

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