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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 13, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 13, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 13, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 11, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, Aug. 3, 2007.

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UPI almanac for Friday, July 13, 2007.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007.
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Today is Thursday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2006 with 150 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, July 13, the 194th day of 2006 with 171 to follow.
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Former Japanese leader Hashimoto dies

TOKYO, July 1 (UPI) -- Former Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto died Saturday at 68.

Japanese vets want Burma railway protected

TOKYO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A group of Japanese World War II veterans are calling for the infamous Burma railway to be designated a World Heritage Site. The railway, which runs between Thailand and Myanmar, formerly Burma, was an important supply line to Japanese forces fighting in

Interpreter wants Death Railway honored

KURASHIKI, Japan, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A Japanese World War II interpreter is heading to Thailand to lobby for a railway built by war prisoners to be dedicated as a World Heritage sight.
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Ryutaro Hashimoto
Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto (left) listens as President Clinton addresses reporters before the two. leaders met for one hour February 23 in Santa Monica, California.
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Ryutaro Hashimoto (橋本 龍太郎 Hashimoto Ryūtarō, July 29, 1937 - July 1, 2006) was a Japanese politician who served as the 82nd and 83rd Prime Minister of Japan from January 11, 1996 to July 30, 1998. He was the leader of one of the largest factions within the ruling LDP through most of the 1990s and remained a powerful back-room player in Japanese politics until scandal forced him to resign his leadership position in 2004. Disgraced, he chose not to stand in the general election of 2005, and effectively retired from politics. He died on July 1, 2006 at a Tokyo hospital.

He was born in Sōja, Okayama. His father, Hashimoto Ryogo, was a cabinet minister under Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi. Following his father's lead, Ryutaro received his degree in political science from Keio University in 1960, and was elected to the House of Representatives of Japan in 1963.

He moved through the ranks of the Liberal Democratic Party over the next twenty years, landing a spot as Minister of Health and Welfare under premier Ohira Masayoshi in 1978, and in 1980 became the LDP's director of finance and public administration. He again became a cabinet minister in 1986 under Nakasone Yasuhiro, and in 1989 became secretary general of the LDP, the highest rank short of prime minister.

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