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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 29, 2012.
By United Press International

South Korea seeks Japanese apology

SEOUL, March 16 (UPI) -- Japan may need to commit to more apologies for its colonization of the Korean Peninsula before South Korea's president agrees to visit, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, June 29, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 29, the 180th day of 2006 with 185 to follow.
By United Press International

Koizumi cancels Israel, Palestine visit

TOKYO, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has canceled a planned visit to the Middle East following Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's massive stroke.

Koizumi plans Middle East visit

TOKYO, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi plans to visit the Middle East in January to encourage the peacemaking process, an official said. Aiming at stability in the Middle East, the source of 80 percent of Japan's oil supplies, Koizumi wants to meet Isr

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 29, the 180th day of 2005 with 185 to follow.
By United Press International

Japanese leaders criticize Yasukuni visits

TOKYO, June 3 (UPI) -- Political heavyweights in Japan have increased the pressure on Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to refrain from visiting the controversial Yasukuni Shrine.

Lawmaker: Emperor should have resigned

TOKYO, May 9 (UPI) -- A Japanese lawmaker has said the late Emperor Hirohito, known as Emperor Showa, should have stepped down when Japan lost World War II to take responsibility.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, June 29, the 181st day of 2004 with 185 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 29, the 180th day of 2003 with 185 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 29, the 180th day of 2002 with 185 to follow.
By United Press International
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Tomiichi Murayama (村山 富市, Murayama Tomiichi?, born March 3, 1924) is a retired Japanese politician who served as the 81st Prime Minister of Japan from June 30, 1994 to January 11, 1996. He was the head of the Social Democratic Party of Japan (until 1996, the Japan Socialist Party) and the first Socialist prime minister in nearly fifty years. He is most remembered today for his speech "On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the war's end," in which he publicly apologized for Japanese atrocities during World War II.

Murayama was born in Ōita Prefecture; his father was a fisherman. He graduated from Meiji University and was appointed secretary of the labor union in his company and entered the Japan Socialist Party, which his union supported.

He began his political career as a member of the Ōita city council in 1955 and went on to serve three terms. In 1963 his supporters urged him to be a candidate for the Ōita prefectural assembly. He was elected three times successively. In 1972 he was elected to the House of Representatives of Japan.

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