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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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    Japanese Bribery Scandal

    Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa addressed allegations that he took bribes from a trucking company when he was a governor. This program is in translated Japanese.

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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 office.…

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    New Japanese Coalition Formation

    In Japan, a new political bloc, the Reform Coalition, was announced. It is composed of ten opposition parties with 187 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 Representatives to…

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    Response to Prime Minister First Address

    The two main opposition leaders responded to Japanese Prime Minister Tsutoma Hata’s first policy address, which occurred on May 10th. Yohei Kono, Liberal Democratic Party Leader spoke about the need…

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    Prime Minister Hata's First Policy Address

    Tsutomu Hata, a Japanese politician who served as prime minister of Japan for nine weeks in 1994, spoke about completing the political, economic, and administrative reforms of the Hosokawa…

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    Japanese Prime Minister Resignation

    Japanese Prime Minister Tsutomu Hata announced that he would resign rather than face a parlamentary vote on a no-confidence motion against his minority coalition government. The prime…

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    Japanese Government Administrative Policies

    In the Japanese equivalent of the State of the Union address, Prime Minister Hosokawa and two of his senior ministers spoke on administrative policies and economic reform to the Japanese…

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    U.S.-Japan Trade Relations

    Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa spoke to the House members and outlined the details of his meetings with President Bill Clinton concerning international trade conflicts including…

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    Japanese Political Reform Debate

    The lower house of the Japanese Parliament debated a number of political reform proposals. Translation from Japanese to English was by voiceover.

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    Japanese Political Reform

    Japanese legislators debated a political reform bill under consideration in the Diet. Several speakers addressed the assembled arguing the advantages and disadvantages of the proposal.…

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    U.S.-Japan Trade Relations

    Masayoshi Takemura, chief spokesman for the Japanese government, talked about the recent cabinet meeting on economic reform and trade policy. He spoke about the government’s intention to…

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