Japanese economy may contract more

TOKYO, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The Japanese economy, already in recession, may contract further in the next fiscal year, the government indicated Tuesday.

Japan seeks budget for stimulus package

TOKYO, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The Japanese economic stimulus package will be funded with a supplementary budget instead through deficit-covering bonds, it was announced Friday.
Fukuda orders stimulus package

Fukuda orders stimulus package

TOKYO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, faced with economic slowdown amid rising oil and food prices, Monday ordered an economic stimulus package.

Fukuda reshuffles Cabinet

TOKYO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda replaced 13 of the 17 members of his Cabinet Friday.

Abe remains in hospital

TOKYO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reportedly was on intravenous drip for the sixth day Tuesday at a Tokyo hospital to treat his stomach ailment.

Japanese prime minister hospitalized

TOKYO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was hospitalized Thursday for treatment of a gastrointestinal disorder, a report said.

Abe reshuffles Japanese Cabinet

TOKYO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has named one of his harshest critics to the Cabinet in a shake-up aimed at reviving his weakened administration.

Koizumi calls on officials to forgo bonus

TOKYO, April 28 (UPI) -- Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has called on governors and mayors to decline their retirement bonuses because he regards them as excessive. "The retirement allowances for governors and mayors are too high. I don't need one, so we should urge the

Tokyo Stock Exchange upgrades

TOKYO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Embarrassed by a recent mishap, the Tokyo Stock Exchange has announced it has raised the number of stock trades that its computer system can handle. From the current limit of 4.5 million daily transactions, the TSE said Sunday the system now can deal with

Koizumi rearranges ruling party leaders

TOKYO, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi appointed former Agriculture Minister Tsutomu Takebe as ruling Liberal Democratic Party secretary-general Monday.
Kaoru Yosano
Japan's Prime Minister Taro Aso listens to the fiscal policy speech by Finance Minister Kaoru Yosano at the Lower House of the Parliament in Tokyo, Japan, on April 27, 2009.(UPI photo/Keizo Mori)

Kaoru Yosano (与謝野 馨, Yosano Kaoru?, born August 22, 1938) is a Japanese politician. He was a member of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), the Sunrise Party of Japan and former member of the House of Representatives, serving his ninth term in the Lower House representing Tokyo's first electoral district until his defeat in the Japanese general election, 2009. Yosano was Chief Cabinet Secretary to Prime Minister Shinzō Abe from August 2007 to September 2007 and was State Minister in charge of Economic and Fiscal Policy in Taro Aso`s administration from February to September 2009.

Born the grandson of poets Yosano Akiko and Yosano Tekkan in Tokyo, he graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1963. In 1972 he unsuccessfully ran for a seat in House of Representatives. Yosano then served as secretary to Yasuhiro Nakasone. He ran again in 1976 and was elected for the first time. On August 27, 2007, he was appointed Chief Cabinet Secretary to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, replacing Yasuhisa Shiozaki. He was replaced by Nobutaka Machimura on September 27 when Yasuo Fukuda succeeded Abe.

Yosano was appointed as State Minister in charge of Economic and Fiscal Policy on August 1, 2008.

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