Yoshihiko Noda

  • Japan's next PM must cope with China, economy 17-12-2012 10:31 AM

    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 votes in election, LDP may return to power 16-12-2012 11:44 AM

    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...
  • Japan stepping up ties with India: Noda 28-12-2011 09:00 PM

    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...
  • Japanese PM to visit India next week 23-12-2011 12:29 AM

    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 two-day visit next week. Noda will arrive New Delhi on December 27 to participate in the Sixth Annual Summit between the two countries during...
  • Japan declares tsunami-crippled N-plant stable 17-12-2011 04:59 AM

    Tokyo: The tsunami-devastated Fukushima Dai-ichi 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...
  • Tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant stable: Japan 16-12-2011 06:10 PM

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister announced on Friday that the country's tsunami-damaged 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...
  • Yoshihiko Noda to be Japan's next PM 30-08-2011 09:48 AM

    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 54-year-old fiscal hawk who wants to curb Japan's...
  • Finance minister to be Japan's next PM 29-08-2011 01:32 PM

    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...
  • Japan PM to announce resignation on Friday 23-08-2011 08:06 AM

    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...