The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 1, 2013.
By United Press International

Chinese official for dialogue over islands

BEIJING, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A top Chinese official called for dialogue on the island dispute with Japan while a spokesman said Beijing remained on high alert over the escalating tensions.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.
By United Press International

Noda's coalition could fall from power

TOKYO, July 14 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's coalition could fall from power if a former prime minister and his followers leave the ruling party, observers say.

Japan's lower house OKs big tax increase

TOKYO, June 26 (UPI) -- A bill that would double Japan's sales tax by 2015 passed the lower house of Parliament Tuesday despite opposition in the country's ruling party.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.
By United Press International

Noda named Japan's finance minister

TOKYO, June 5 (UPI) -- Yoshihiko Noda, known as a fiscal conservative, has been chosen as Japan's next finance minister by new Prime Minister Naoto Kan.
Party works to select Hatoyama successor

Party works to select Hatoyama successor

TOKYO, June 3 (UPI) -- Japanese Finance Minister Naoto Kan emerged Thursday as the leading candidate to succeed Yukio Hatoyama as prime minister, political observers said.

Main opposition calls for new election

TOKYO, June 2 (UPI) -- The main Japanese opposition party was unmoved Wednesday by Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's decision to resign, saying new elections should be held.

Hatoyama leaves office after eight months

TOKYO, June 2 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, hobbled by government scandals and criticism of relocation of a U.S. base, resigned after just eight months in office.

Hatoyama announces resignation

TOKYO, June 1 (UPI) -- Embattled Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama announced his decision to step down Wednesday after only eight months in office.

China calls for peace

TOKYO, May 31 (UPI) -- China, South Korea and Japan have ended their summit with Beijing calling for peace amid escalating tension surrounding the sinking of a South Korean ship.

SDP quits over base issue

TOKYO, May 31 (UPI) -- Japan's Social Democratic Party, with its leader out of the Cabinet, said it will quit the ruling coalition because of a decision on relocating a U.S. base.
Japan, U.S. agree on Okinawa plan

Japan, U.S. agree on Okinawa plan

TOKYO, May 28 (UPI) -- Japan and the United States, welcoming an accord on relocating the U.S. base in Okinawa, agreed Friday to deepen their post World War II alliance.

Japan agrees to accept Okinawa base

TOKYO, May 23 (UPI) -- Japan said it would honor a 14-year-old agreement allowing the United States to move a Marine Corps air base within Okinawa, as long sought by U.S. officials.
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Yukio Hatoyama
Newly elected Japan's prime minister Yukio Hatoyama bows to the lower house of the parliament in Tokyo, Japan, on September 16, 2009. UPI/Keizo Mori

Yukio Hatoyama (鳩山 由紀夫, Hatoyama, Yukio?, born 11 February 1947) is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan between 16 September 2009 and 2 June 2010, and was the first ever Prime Minister from the modern Democratic Party of Japan.

First elected to the House of Representatives in 1986, Hatoyama became President of the DPJ, the main opposition party, in May 2009. He then led the party to victory in the August 2009 general election, defeating the long-governing Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). He represents the 9th district of Hokkaidō in the House of Representatives.

Hatoyama comes from a prominent Japanese political family which has been likened to the Kennedy family of the United States.

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