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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.
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Report: Kishida set to be become new FM

TOKYO, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister-to-be Shinzo Abe plans to appoint veteran party lawmaker Fumio Kishida as foreign minister, sources told Kyodo News Tuesday.

Impact of leadership changes analyzed

TOKYO, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Leadership changes in both Japan and South Korea may offer opportunities to improve ties strained by history and territorial issues, experts and officials said.

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Japan's Aso stresses need to prop economy

Japan's Aso stresses need to prop economy

TOKYO, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Japan's new Prime Minister Taro Aso, in his first policy speech in parliament Monday, stressed the immediate need to prop up the economy.
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.

Fukuda Cabinet seeks refueling extension

TOKYO, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, who is set to leave office, and his Cabinet Friday endorsed a bill to extend the country's Indian Ocean refueling mission.
Ozawa wins third term as party leader

Ozawa wins third term as party leader

TOKYO, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Ichiro Ozawa won another term Monday as president of the Democratic Party of Japan, allowing him to lead the main opposition to form the next government.

Japan's Aso renaissance

MANIPAL, India, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Although Germany shed its "historical guilt" for the 1939-45 war by the 1980s, most Japanese leaders have yet to abandon the cringing tone that they employ in the presence of those coming from countries that collectively defeated Japan. Recently resigned Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda was a typical example of this, especially with regard to policy toward China.
M.D. NALAPAT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Japan postpones summit

TOKYO, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Japan Wednesday postponed a trilateral summit it was to host this month with South Korea and China because of Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda's resignation.
Aso wants to lead LDP party after Fukuda

Aso wants to lead LDP party after Fukuda

TOKYO, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Taro Aso, secretary-general of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Tuesday expressed interest to succeed Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, who has resigned.

Japanese Prime Minister Fukuda resigns

TOKYO, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda resigned from office Monday saying he wanted to keep a political stalemate from dragging down the country.
Japan unveils $107.8 billion stimulus plan

Japan unveils $107.8 billion stimulus plan

TOKYO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The Japanese government unveiled a $107.8 billion stimulus package Friday to boost the economy, officials said.
Fukuda stays away from shrine

Fukuda stays away from shrine

TOKYO, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda Friday chose to stay away from Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, honoring both Japan's war dead and war criminals.
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.

Kuwait pledges more oil for Japan

TOKYO, July 28 (UPI) -- Japan Monday received pledges from the visiting Kuwait premier that Kuwait will increase the flow of oil to meet rising energy demands in Asia, officials said.

No Japanese SDF mission to Afghanistan

TOKYO, July 18 (UPI) -- Japan, reacting to rising violence in Afghanistan, has decided against sending its Self-Defense Forces to help in that country's reconstruction.

Bush says he won't boycott Olympics

TOYAKO, Japan, July 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush says he's sticking with his decision to attend the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, despite human rights concerns.

G8 not to deal with 2020 emission target

TOKYO, June 17 (UPI) -- A target to reduce greenhouse emissions by 2020 as sought by a U.N. panel is unlikely to figure at the Group of Eight summit in Japan next month.

Censure motion offered against Fukuda

TOKYO, June 11 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, whose regime is fighting lagging approval ratings, was hit with an opposition-sponsored censure motion Wednesday.

Japanese officials accused of gift-taking

TOKYO, June 6 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda criticized more than 500 government officials for accepting gifts such as cash and material goods from taxicab drivers.

Japan may send personnel to Afghanistan

TOKYO, June 1 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda said Sunday he is considering sending personnel to Afghanistan for "land-based activities."
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