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  • Japan: Shinzo Abe elected as the nation's Prime Minister December 26, 2012

    Tokyo: The lower house of Japan's parliament approved Shinzo Abe as Prime Minister on December 26, giving the hawkish lawmaker a second chance at the top job as the country battles deflation and confronts a rising China. Abe, 58, has promised aggressive monetary easing by the Bank of Japan and...
  • Japan's next PM must cope with China, economy December 17, 2012

    Tokyo: Conservative ex-premier Shinzo Abe will get a second chance to lead Japan after his Liberal Democratic Party surged back to power in Sunday's election, but he must move swiftly to bolster a sagging economy and manage strained ties with China to avoid the fate of his short-lived predecessors. Abe,...
  • Japan's Liberal Democratic Party surges back to power December 17, 2012

    Tokyo: Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) surged back to power in an election on Sunday just three years after a devastating defeat, giving ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a chance to push his hawkish security agenda and radical economic recipe. An LDP win will usher in a government committed to a...
  • Japan votes in election, LDP may return to power December 16, 2012

    Tokyo: Japan voted on Sunday in an election expected to return the conservative Liberal Democratic Party to power after a three-year hiatus, giving ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a chance to push his hawkish security agenda and radical economic recipe. Polls opened at 0700 am (2200 GMT) and will close at...
  • Yasuo Fukuda named Japan's new PM September 25, 2007

    Tokyo: Yasuo Fukuda, a seasoned moderate lawmaker, was chosen Japan’s Prime Minister on Tuesday, then tapped veteran ministers from his predecessor’s Cabinet to confront a powerful Opposition keen to force an election. The long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) picked 71-year-old Fukuda as its leader to revive party fortunes after a disastrous...