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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.
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Yasuo Fukuda
Yasuo Fukuda (71) basks in the applause after being elected Japan's 91st Prime Minister at the Lower House of Parliament in Tokyo, Japan, September 25, 2007. His late father, Takeo Fukuda, became the 67th Prime Minister at the same age of 71. This is the first father-son premiers in modern Japan's history. (UPI Photo/Keizo Mori)

Yasuo Fukuda (福田 康夫, Fukuda Yasuo?, born 16 July 1936) was the 58th Prime Minister of Japan, serving from 2007 to 2008. He was previously the longest-serving Chief Cabinet Secretary in Japanese history, serving for three and a half years (2000–2004) under Prime Ministers Yoshirō Mori and Junichiro Koizumi.

Following the resignation of Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, Fukuda was elected as President of the Liberal Democratic Party and became Prime Minister in September 2007. Fukuda was the first son of a former Japanese Prime Minister (Takeo Fukuda) to also take up the post.

On 1 September 2008, Fukuda announced his resignation, triggering another LDP leadership election. Although Japan hosted the G8 summit meeting without mishap during Fukuda's time in office, Fukuda himself earned little or no credit from ordinary Japanese, and when he resigned, he became the first of the G8 leaders to leave office.

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