Yoshihiko Noda

  • Japan's next PM must cope with China, economy December 17, 2012

    Tokyo: Conservative expremier 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 shortlived predecessors. Abe,...
  • 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 threeyear hiatus, giving exPrime 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...
  • Revolt in Japan ruling party, but govt keeps majority July 2, 2012

    Tokyo: Japanese political heavyweight Ichiro Ozawa, one of the key figures behind the ruling party's rise to power, led dozens of lawmakers out of the party on Monday, but the government will retain its majority in the powerful lower house of parliament. Indeed, the departure of Ozawa, 70, and his followers...
  • Starstruck Japan PM befriends Mark Zuckerberg March 30, 2012

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda frequently entertains dignitaries from all over the world, but he was a touch starstruck on Thursday when he hosted a young billionaire with a whiff of celebrity: Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. As cabinet ministers filed through Noda's residence for a late afternoon meeting, it...
  • Japan stepping up ties with India: Noda December 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Strengthening bilateral ties, India and Japan are forging ahead with collaboration on political, security and economic issues, besides regional cooperation, visiting Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said on Wednesday. "I am convinced that we need to strengthen the partnership. India and Japan are stepping up their cooperation in areas like...
  • Japanese PM to visit India next week December 23, 2011

    New Delhi: India and Japan are expected to discuss civil nuclear cooperation and review economic ties between the two countries during Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's twoday visit next week. Noda will arrive New Delhi on December 27 to participate in the Sixth Annual Summit between the two countries during which...
  • Japan declares tsunamicrippled Nplant stable December 17, 2011

    Tokyo: The tsunamidevastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has reached a stable state of "cold shutdown" and is no longer leaking substantial amounts of radiation, Japan's prime minister announced on Friday. Japaneses Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's announcement marks a milestone nine months after the March 11 tsunami sent three reactors at...
  • Tsunamihit Fukushima nuclear plant stable: Japan December 16, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister announced on Friday that the country's tsunamidamaged Fukushima nuclear plant has achieved a stable state of "cold shutdown," a crucial step toward the eventual lifting of evacuation orders and closing of the plant. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's announcement was intended to reassure the nation that significant progress...
  • Yoshihiko Noda to be Japan's next PM August 30, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda is to be voted in on Tuesday as the country's sixth prime minister in five years amid doubts he can unite his fractious ruling party while tackling myriad economic ills and a nuclear crisis. Noda, a 54yearold fiscal hawk who wants to curb Japan's huge...
  • Finance minister to be Japan's next PM August 29, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan's ruling party elected Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda its new chief on Monday, paving the way for him to be the next prime minister and inherit the daunting task of recovering from the huge tsunami and nuclear crisis. Noda, 54, is known as a fiscal conservative and has lately been...
  • Japan PM to announce resignation on Friday August 23, 2011

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan told his cabinet on Tuesday he will express his intention to resign on Friday, Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda said. "We were told that if things proceed as planned, the Prime Minister will express his (resignation) intention on August 26," Noda said in a parliamentary committee...