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    Japanese Prime Minister Speech

    Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi kicked off his 12-day campaign at a rally Tuesday in Tokyo. Koizumi, who is leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, dissolved the lower house…

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    Japanese Prime Minister Policy Speech

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made his first policy speech to Japanese National Diet in Tokyo since being re-elected as prime minister.

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    Japanese Prime Minister Policy Speech

    Prime Minister Hatoyama outlined his government program to parliament. In his speech, Mr. Hatoyama outlined his government’s agenda, addressing issues of government reform,…

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    Japanese Prime Minister Inaugural Address

    Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa became Japan’s new leader in early November. He laid out his policies in an inaugural address to the Parliament, known as the Japanese…

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    Japanese Prime Minister Address

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made his first policy speech to an extraordinary session of the Diet, Japan’s national legislature.

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    Japanese Prime Minister New Year's Press Conference

    At his first press conference of the New Year, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan told reporters that his top priorities for Japan are passing the national budget and rescuing the social…

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    Japanese Prime Minister Speech

    Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi presented his general policy outline to the National Diet. He addressed both domestic and international issues including social security,…

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    Japanese Loan Scandal

    During a special session of the Japanese Diet, members of the lower house known as the House of Representatives questioned Prime Minister, Morihiro Hosokawa about allegations that he took $…

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    Prime Minister Hatoyama New Year's News Conference

    Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyamam at his first news conference of the year said his top priorities for the year are to prevent another recession and a balanced budget.

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    Japanese Diet Opening Session

    The emperor and prime minister opened the 142nd session of the Japanese Diet. In his opening address, Prime Minister Hashimoto focused on the stabilization and reform of Japanese…

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    Japanese Prime Minister Noda News Conference

    Japanese Prime Minister Noda spoke to reporters at a New Years news conference. He focused on reconstruction and recovery efforts following the earthquake, tsunami and subsequent…

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    Chinese Premier Address

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao addressed the Japanese Diet. His address was the first speech to the Diet by a Chinese premier in 22 years.

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    Japanese Diet Question Time

    Following the election of a new Japanese prime minister, outgoing Prime Minister Hata spoke to the Japanese legislature (Diet) concerning his hopes for the country and his tenure in…

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    Japanese Prime Minister News Conference

    Japanese Prime Minister spoke to reporters and answered questions in his first news conference as prime minister. He pledged to honor the U.S.-Japan agreement to keep a U.S. base on…

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    Prime Minister Obuchi Memorial

    The former Prime Minister led the Japanese Diet in a memorial for Prime Minister Obuchi who had died of a stroke.

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    Members of the Japanese Diet

    Two members of the Japanese Diet met to discuss politics in Japan. The two guests represented two different houses of the Diet, the House of Representatives and the House of…

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    Response to Prime Minister First Address

    The two main opposition leaders responded to Prime MinisterHata’s first policy address, which occurred on May 10th. Mr. Kono spoke about the need for stability and…

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    Japanese Political Issues

    Participants discussed changing Japan’s current electoral system. The prime minister recently ran on a platform of political reform. His government hopes to replace the…

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    Japanese Prime Minister Speech

    The prime minister addressed the opening session of the Diet on banking policy and the Japanese economy. Following his prepared remarks, he took questions from members.

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    Japanese Prime Minister Address

    Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama delivered his first formal policy address before the Diet, the Japanese parliament. Last month, he was selected by the House of…

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