Clinton pleads for abducted Japanese

Clinton pleads for abducted Japanese

TOKYO, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton raised the issue of abducted Japanese nationals on his North Korea trip, a Japanese official said.
S. Korean president's Japan visit set

S. Korean president's Japan visit set

TOKYO, June 22 (UPI) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will visit Japan earlier than previously thought because of the North Korean situation, the government said Monday.

Japan health chief told to prep for worst

TOKYO, May 6 (UPI) -- The Japanese Health Ministry was ordered Wednesday to prepare in case the World Health Organization elevates its pandemic alert to its highest level.
Aso's U.S. trip gets mixed reviews at home

Aso's U.S. trip gets mixed reviews at home

TOKYO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Japanese lawmakers expressed mixed reactions Wednesday to the first meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso and U.S. President Barack Obama.

Japan to hold summit with China, S. Korea

TOKYO, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Japan announced Friday it will play host to a summit next month with China and South Korea to discuss the current global financial turmoil.

FTAs with Vietnam, Switzerland cleared

TOKYO, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Japan will sign bilateral free trade agreements with Vietnam and Switzerland, the government said Monday, ending more than a year of talks.
Aso elected Japan PM, names Cabinet

Aso elected Japan PM, names Cabinet

TOKYO, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Taro Aso was elected Japan's new prime minister Wednesday by the country's parliament, replacing Yasuo Fukuda, and he immediately announced his Cabinet.

Trilateral Asian environment talks planned

TOKYO, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Japan, China and South Korea have agreed to hold the first ministerial meetings on Asian environmental issues in South Korea next April.

Big changes proposed in Japanese education

TOKYO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Japan's education minister, Takeo Kawamura, Tuesday proposed major reforms in the nation's compulsory education system.

Takeo Kawamura (川村 丈夫, Kawamura Takeo?, born April 30, 1972) is a professional baseball player from Yamato, Kanagawa, Japan. He is a pitcher for the Yokohama BayStars.

Kawamura won 17 games in 1999 as a starter, and became a reliever in 2004. He marked a 2.31 ERA in 2005, and returned to the starting rotation in 2007.

He won a silver medal playing for the Japanese national team in the 1996 Summer Olympics before entering the Japanese professional leagues.

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