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  Prime Minister of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Prime Minister is the head of the Cabinet and appoints and dismisses the Ministers of State.
The Prime Minister must resign if the House of Representatives adopts a motion of no confidence or defeats a vote of confidence, unless the House of Representatives is dissolved within ten days.
Theoretically, the Prime Minister is very powerful, with a role most similar to the German chancellor and even greater because of Japan's unitary form of government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prime_Minister_of_Japan   (537 words)

 Prime Minister - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In parliamentary systems like the Westminster system, the prime minister is the presiding head of the government while the position of head of state (the King, Queen or President), who may officially be the head of the executive, is largely ceremonial.
The Prime Minister is formally the presiding minister of the Privy Council and the cabinet.
Contrary to popular and journalistic belief, most prime ministers in parliamentary systems are not appointed for a specific term of office and in effect may remain in power through a number of elections and parliaments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prime_Minister   (2981 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Prime Minister of Japan
Among memberes were Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of War, the Minister of the Navy, the chiefs of the General Staffs of both the Army and the Navy.
The Prime Minister is appointed by the Emperor of Japan after being designated by the Diet from among its members, and must enjoy the confidence of the House of Representatives to remain in office.
Prime Ministers can be found in both constitutional monarchies (as is the case in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Norway and Japan), and in republics, where the head of state is an elected or unelected official with varying degrees of real power.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Prime_Minister_of_Japan   (2247 words)

 Prime Minister of Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Prime Minister of Japan (総理大臣 sōri daijin) is the head of government of Japan.
The Prime Minister is appointed by Emperor after being designated by the Diet from among its members and must the confidence of the House of Representatives to remain in office.
The Prime is the head of the Cabinet of Japan and appoints and dismisses the Ministers State.
www.freeglossary.com /Prime_Minister_of_Japan   (546 words)

 Junichiro Koizumi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was three times Minister of Health and welfare under the government of Noboru Takeshita, Sosuke Uno and Ryutaro Hashimoto.
Koizumi approved the expansion of the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) and in October 2001 they were given greater scope to operate outside of the country.
On August 15, 2005, the sixtieth anniversary of the end of World War II, Koizumi publicly stated that Japan was deeply saddened by the suffering it caused during World War II; an earlier apology was made by Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Junichiro_Koizumi   (1928 words)

Prime Minister of Japan reiterated his determination to promote Japan's initiative for the Mekong Region Development, whose expected target reaches US$ 1.5 billion support over three years and expressed his resolution to cooperate with the CLV within the framework of Japan's initiative for the Mekong Region Development.
Prime Ministers of the CLV and Japan shared the views to have a working level meeting between the CLV and Japan to discuss follow-up measures including the possibility of holding a future meeting with participation of other donors.
Prime Minister of Japan expressed his intention to cooperate as much as possible for the development and prosperity of the region, and to contribute to narrow the gap among the ASEAN member countries.
www.mofa.go.jp /region/asia-paci/clv/joint0411.html   (889 words)

 Japan:Visit of Indian Prime Minister- A Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Symbolically, the Indian Prime Minister’s visit was significant in that it was nearly a decade’s interregnum that separated the two official visits of Indian Prime Ministers.
Both the Indian Prime Minister and particularly Minister for Disinvestment Arun Shourie highlighted both the economic and strategic imperatives for greater Japanese participation in the Indian economy.
Japan today is at the cross-roads in terms of mapping her strategic future and policies.
www.saag.org /papers4/paper377.html   (1280 words)

 Japan's prime minister candidates jockey for power   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When Japan was defeated, it "twisted his career so he went to the private sector and never had a chance to be a mainstream bureaucrat" -- one of the individuals who are considered the elite in this country, Kiuchi said.
One possibility is former Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa, a member of the house of representatives who did ground work for the latest, proposed "bridge bank" plan to help borrowers whose banks default.
Japan has experienced a revolving door with prime ministers in recent years: Hashimoto's tenure lasted just 2 1/2 years but still was the sixth longest since World War II.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/world/98/07/14/japan-assess_2-0.html   (762 words)

 Prime minister of japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/prime_minister_of_japan   (161 words)

 Background Briefing by a senior Administration Official on the President's Meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Prime Minister Koizumi opened up by expressing condolences on the loss of Spot, the President's dog, and then asked after Barney, whom he knows.
And that, he thinks, and the Prime Minister agreed, is a good model for thinking about Iraq, that someday he, the President, will sit down, perhaps with Prime Minister Koizumi and the leader of Iraq, and talk about peace and talk about our economic growth and the welfare of our people in the same way.
The Prime Minister reiterated Japan's very firm stand that there would be no normalization with North Korea until North Korea had addressed the three key issues to Japan, eliminating nuclear weapons verifiably, dealing with the missile threat to Japan, and resolving the abductee issue.
www.usconsulate.org.hk /uscn/wh/2004/060802.htm   (395 words)

 Japan prime minister says he'll resign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori told his Cabinet on Friday that he would step down, signaling the end of one of Japan's most unpopular governments since the end of World War II.
There is general agreement in Japan that Mori leaves the country hungering for leadership, and his missteps have severely damaged the LDP, which has ruled nearly uninterrupted since 1955.
The LDP president is almost guaranteed to become prime minister because of the party's domination of Parliament.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2001-04-05-mori.htm   (645 words)

 ABC News: Japan's Prime Minister Visits War Shrine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The visit was Koizumi's fifth to the war shrine since becoming prime minister in April 2001.
The visit was Koizumi's fifth to the Yasukuni Shrine since becoming prime minister in April 2001 and came despite a recent court decision that the visits violate Japan's constitutional division of religion and the state.
Japan's embassies in Beijing and Seoul issued warnings urging Japanese citizens to be cautious, officials said.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=1223060   (394 words)

 A Changing Japan: Perspectives of a Prime Minister - Shorenstein APARC
One of Japan's most effective leaders, Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto has guided some of the most important developments in modern Japanese history, from improving trade and security relations with the United States to implementing crucial deregulation policies and administrative reforms.
The regulatory reforms enacted during his term as prime minister - in the areas of administration, fiscal and economic structure, social security, and education - remain the most important items on the current Japanese political agenda.
Since leaving office in 1998, Prime Minister Hashimoto has served as senior adviser to Prime Minister Koizumi, senior advisor for Administrative Reform Promotion at the LDP headquarters, and Minister of State for Administrative Reform.
aparc.stanford.edu /events/4320   (275 words)

 Prime Minister of Japan - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Prime Minister is the head of the Japanese_Cabinet and appoints and dismisses the Ministers of State.
Because of the factionalised and consensus-based nature of Japanese politics, the Prime Minister has much less actual power than the prime_ministers of many other nations.
The current office of Prime Minister derives from the 1946 Constitution_of_Japan.
www.indexsuche.com /Prime_Minister_of_Japan.html   (436 words)

 ABC News: Pariliament Re-Elects Japan Prime Minister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Junichiro Koizumi shows a severe look as Japan's Parliament re-elected Koizumi as prime minister at the Lower House of Parliament in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005 following his ruling coalition's landslide victory in elections last week.
Koizumi's ruling coalition triumphed in Sept. 11 lower house elections, and the Cabinet resignation was a procedural move allowing Koizumi to form a new government after being re-elected as prime minister by parliament later Wednesday.
Under the original bills, the 10-year privatization process was slated to start in April 2007, but the political wrangling over the package has forced the government to delay the launch for some six months, and reports say another delay is possible into 2008.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=1144881   (372 words)

With the pact concluded, Japan is bent on achieving her high purpose of establishing stability in Greater East Asia and the peace of the world.
But it can be said that Japan is far from reaching the goal of her ideal and she is aware that there will still be many obstacles to be overcome; she will face the most serious crisis.
Japan enunciated some time ago the basic policy for the readjustment of relations between Japan and China, and proposed that that country should share the responsibility for the establishment of a new East Asian order.
www.ibiblio.org /pha/policy/1941/410121a.html   (1156 words)

 FETJ writes Japanese Prime Minister over Japan's illegal occupation of East Timor in WWII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To this day, the East Timorese people have never had any apology from Japan for its illegal occupation of their land and for the cruelties under many forms that were committed by the Japanese troops there during that time.
We believe that Japan should itself take the initiative to make up for its past misdeeds, and take measures to compensate, without having to be told to do so by the East Timorese.
To apologize, in your capacity as prime minister, for Japan's occupation of East Timor during World War II and for the cruelties committed under that occupation, and to commit Japan to take appropriate measures to compensate.
www.iidnet.org /adv/timor/fetj-on-koizumi-independence-visit.htm   (650 words)

 Pravda.RU:Japan: new prime minister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Koizumi is known as a strong supporter of structural reforms and will be Japan's third prime minister in less than three years.
The former prime minister is the leader of the largest LDP faction in the Diet, with 101 members.
The exact nature of reforms proposed by the new LDP president is not widely known outside Japan.
newsfromrussia.com /main/2001/04/24/4077_.html   (187 words)

 Speech by Prime Minister of Japan Junichiro Koizumi
At present, Japan's pop culture has become a part of Singapore's pop culture, and the young people of Singapore are teaching English to young Japanese people.
Japan for many years now has been the largest contributor of foreign aid in the world.
Japan is eager to consider how together we can develop this forum for the future.
www.aseansec.org /newdata/koizumi_speech.htm   (2807 words)

 Gist of discussion between Prime Minister of Thailand and Prime Minister of Japan
Prime Minister of Thailand and Prime Minister of Japan
Prime Minister Banharn congratulated his Japanese counterpart on being elected Prime Minister of Japan.
The Japanese Prime Minister also expressed his support for cultural and youth exchanges which he views as important as cooperation on the economic aspects.
asem.inter.net.th /press/0011.htm   (345 words)

 PM's visit to Japan
The Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee meeting with the Japanese Emperor Akihito in Tokyo on December 11, 2001.
The Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Minister of State for External Affairs Shri Omar Abdullah at the Renkoji Temple in Tokyo, (Japan) on December 9, 2001.
The Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the Prime Minister of Japan Mr.
www.pib.nic.in /archieve/pmvisit/pm_visit_japan/pm_vst_japan.html   (870 words)

 Prime Minister of Japan
The Prime Minister of Japan (内閣総理大臣 Naikaku sōri daijin) is the English political nomenclature of the head of government of Japan, although the literal translation is Prime Minister of the...
Prime Minister of Japan to Visit Washington Statement by the Press Secretary.
On the morning of September 20 (Japan time: night of September 20), Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on his visit to the United States of America visited the former site of the World Trade Center in...
www.logicjungle.com /wiki/Prime_Minister_of_Japan   (384 words)

 Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
Prime Minister Meets with Secretary-General of the United Nations (February 23, 2004)
Prime Minister Attends 2004 National Rally to Demand the Return of the Northern Territories (February 7, 2004)
Joint Press Conference with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi of Japan and President Megawati Soekarnoputri of the Republic of Indonesia at Commemorative Summit
www.kantei.go.jp /foreign/minister_e.html   (283 words)

 Prime Minister Of Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pacific Leaders will be hosted by the Prime Minister of Japan, Junichiro Koizumi.
Guinea Redress International for Pacific and Asia Gabriel Laku is upset because he has not been invited to travel with the prime minister to Japan to present...
the Prime Minister's Office and Chairman of Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd, led a Brunei delegation to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in Tokyo, Japan...
www.wikiverse.org /prime-minister-of-japan   (569 words)

 Japan prime minister offers apology - World News - MSNBC.com
Japan has sought a one-on-one meeting between Koizumi and Chinese President Hu Jintao in Jakarta and Koizumi told reporters Friday that he might meet Hu on Saturday, Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported.
There were no Cabinet ministers among the group, which visited the shrine in observance of an annual spring festival.
Japan’s Kyodo News Agency said Koizumi’s remarks were based on a 1995 speech made by Tomiichi Murayama, the prime minister at the time, marking the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/7594240   (624 words)

 George H.W. Bush: Vomiting on the Japanese Prime Minister
In January 1992, while at a formal dinner in Japan, Bush became ill, vomiting on the Prime Minister of Japan, then fainting.
It proved to be nothing more than "the flu," but coming on the heels of Bush's diagnoses of atrial fibrillation and Graves disease in the preceding 12 months, there concern was expressed over his physical health Comment: During the episode Bush had the appearance of a man suffering an inferior-wall myocardial infarction.
The President's News Conference With Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa of Japan in Tokyo [9]
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