While facing global challenges, all countries should work hand-in-hand, and China will consecutively play its positive and constructive roleWen, Aso pledge closer economic ties Apr 29, 2009
Piracy is a life-or-death matter that threatens Japan's national interests of securing the safety of transport by seaJapanese consider anti-piracy law Apr 15, 2009
Considering the most recent plunge (of the Japanese economy), which is one of the worst among the major advanced nations . . . the prime minister instructed me to consider countermeasures on an actual spending scale of more than 2 percent of gross domestic productJapan to consider $100B stimulus measure Apr 07, 2009
I pledge anew today that Japan will be the front-runner in the international community in abolishing nuclear weapons and realizing eternal peaceAug. 6, 2009 Aug 06, 2009
By pressing ahead with bold measures, I will make Japan the first country in the world to emerge from the present economic recessionAso pledges 'bold' economic steps Jan 28, 2009
Aso at the 2009 World Economic Forum.
Taro Aso (麻生太郎, Asō Tarō?, born September 20, 1940) is the current Prime Minister of Japan, having taken office on September 24, 2008. He is also President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), and has served in the House of Representatives since 1979.
He was Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2007, and was Secretary-General of the LDP briefly in 2007 and in 2008.