Taro Aso

  • 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 and US concerned over N Korea missile launch April 6, 2009

    New Delhi: North Korea's first communications satellite is in earth's orbit and according to state controlled media it is broadcasting the revolutionary songs of President Kim Jong-Il and his father Kim Il-Sung. The satellite dubbed Kwang-myong-song 2 was launched into space on board the three stage Unha rocket. Analysts say, it...
  • Pranab to visit Japan for talks June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: With nuclear diplomacy at the top of his agenda, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee will go to Japan on a two-day visit starting March 22 to hold strategic dialogue with his counterpart Taro Aso. Mukherjee will also call on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the external affairs ministry said...