Oil is a limited resource, and we both need to make efforts to use it effectively. It would be good if we can cooperate on oil researchKuwait pledges more oil for Japan Jul 28, 2008
Oil is important for Japan-Kuwait relations, so Kuwait would like to continue to supply JapanKuwait pledges more oil for Japan Jul 28, 2008
It has been said for some time that cluster bombs are weapons that could cause humanitarian issuesJapan joins cluster bomb ban effort May 31, 2008
I pledge that by 2012 ... Japan will have doubled its (official development assistance) to AfricaJapan to double aid to Africa May 28, 2008
Looking at the global situation, I think it is time for us to mutually cooperate with Russia extensively on bigger issuesJapanese prime minister visits Russia Apr 25, 2008
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.