I think it would be better for us to wait and seJapan P.M. calls for restraint on N. Korea Jul 19, 2006
When the time comes, I will decide when will be the appropriate timing to have the ... troops return home safely after getting the understanding of other countries and the Iraqi governmentJapan PM announces Iraq pullout Jun 20, 2006
When the time comes, I will decide when will be the appropriate timing to have the SDF troops return home safely after getting the understanding of other countries and the Iraqi governmentJapan PM announces Iraq pullout Jun 20, 2006
The issue of Minamata disease that occurred in the course of Japan's rapid economic growth not only caused serious health hazards, but also inflicted a heavy sacrifice on local communitiesKoizumi apologizes for public hazard Apr 28, 2006
The retirement allowances for governors and mayors are too high. I don't need one, so we should urge them to give up their bonusKoizumi calls on officials to forgo bonus Apr 28, 2006
Junichiro Koizumi (小泉 純一郎, Koizumi Jun'ichirō?, born January 8, 1942) is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 2001 to 2006. He retired from politics when his term in parliament ended.
Widely seen as a maverick leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), he became known as an economic reformer, focusing on Japan's government debt and the privatization of its postal service. In 2005, Koizumi led the LDP to win one of the largest parliamentary majorities in modern Japanese history.
Koizumi also attracted international attention through his deployment of the Japan Self-Defense Forces to Iraq, the first foreign deployment of the Japanese military since World War II. His visits to Yasukuni Shrine led to diplomatic tensions with neighboring China and South Korea.