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The ruling Liberal Democratic Party will hold its leadership election in September. Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was recently asked about the possibility of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe winning his third consecutive term as LDP president. Koizumi responded, "I think it will be difficult, because the ...
Junichiro Koizumi, one of Mr. Abe's best-known predecessors, told a reporter for the magazine Weekly Asahi that “the situation is getting dangerous” for Mr. Abe and questioned whether the prime minister might resign when the current session of Parliament ends in June. Over the weekend, tens of ...

“The situation is getting dangerous. Won't Mr Abe resign around the time parliament's session ends?” former premier Junichiro Koizumi, a one-time Abe mentor, said in an interview published by the online edition of the weekly magazine Aera. The session ends on June 20. Koizumi – a critic of Abe's support ...
... on who should be elected in the Liberal Democratic Party presidential election in September, Abe remained respondents' third preference after former defense minister Shigeru Ishiba and Shinjiro Koizumi, a rising star in the ruling party and a son of charismatic former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
MITO – Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Saturday that scandal-hit Shinzo Abe is unlikely to win a third term in September's Liberal Democratic Party presidential election in light of the public's growing distrust in him. “Winning a third term will be tough as he is losing public trust,” Koizumi told ...
Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Saturday Shinzo Abe is unlikely to win a third term in September's Liberal Democratic Party presidential election, citing the public's growing distrust in the premier after a string of recent scandals. "Winning a third term will be tough as he is losing ...

Several polls have put former defence chief Shigeru Ishiba and Mr Koizumi - son of former PM Junichiro Koizumi - ahead of Mr Abe. As the LDP is the most dominant party, its chairman is de facto prime minister. Though the public does not have a direct say in the September decision, party cadres in rival ...
Five of the 17 were repatriated in October 2002, a month after the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il admitted to the abductions of 13 Japanese nationals to the North in a landmark summit with then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. Abe, deputy chief Cabinet secretary at the time, accompanied Koizumi to ...
The prime minister at the time, Junichiro Koizumi, decided not to appeal the ruling after lawmakers from both the ruling and opposition camps demanded a political decision. Lawmakers eventually pushed through legislation that included compensation to the former patients. Similarly, in 2007 after a lawsuit ...
TRIBUNNEWS.COM, TOKYO - Mantan PM Jepang Junichiro Koizumi menekankan bahwa kampanye di Jepang bahwa nuklir aman dan memakan biaya kecil merupakan kebohongan besar dari Pemerintah Jepang. "Bohong besar kalau nuklir itu aman dan memakan biaya kecil. Lihat saja bencana nuklir ...
TOKYO – Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi urged Japan on Wednesday to completely eliminate the use of nuclear energy in the country. The former prime minister, one of the country's most popular and charismatic leaders who headed the Japanese government between 2001-2006, said that those in favor of ...
Adversaries not only see opportunities to press their own interests, but they are also discrediting the U.S. model of governance and advancing their own in its place. Japan knows well the price of disarray. With the exception of the era of Junichiro Koizumi (2001-2006) and the second administration of Prime ...
The Japanese government officially lists 17 citizens as having been abducted by North Korean agents and suspects Pyongyang's involvement in other disappearances of Japanese nationals. Of the 17, five were repatriated in 2002 following then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to North Korea for ...
Known as burasagari, the spontaneous, standing interviews with reporters in the corridors of the Prime Minister's Office were introduced and deftly used by ex-Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to get across his message effectively. But the practice came to a halt after Naoto Kan, one of Koizumi's successors, ...
Among his rivals, former LDP Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba, a former defense minister, was favored by 21.3 percent, while Shinjiro Koizumi, the chief deputy secretary-general and son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, was favored by 19.5 percent. As discussions over Abe's bid to amend ...
Abe also blasted the no-nuclear plant policy promoted by former LDP Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and like-minded lawmakers from opposition parties, saying he “cannot recognize it as a responsible energy policy.” In an argument over the true cost of nuclear power generation, neither Abe nor Kan ...
A group advised by former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Wednesday unveiled details about a bill calling for an “immediate halt” to Japan's reliance on nuclear power to prevent a recurrence of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The group is seeking to submit the bill to an upcoming Diet session in ...

Unshaken, Junichiro Koizumi showed willingness to confront his own party where necessary if it was a stumbling block to the greater vision of Japan. Therein lies an important lesson for Ramaphosa. As Anthony Failo once wrote, “Koizumi charted a new course for a bolder nation”. Yes he had many flaws ...
Expressways and toll roads across Japan were previously operated by Japan Highway Public Corp. and other public corporations wholly owned by the central government. However, their snowballing debts and bid-ridding allegations prompted the then government of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to ...
Among his rivals, former LDP Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba, a former defense minister, was favored by 21.3 percent, while Shinjiro Koizumi, the chief deputy secretary-general and son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, was favored by 19.5 percent. As discussions over Abe's bid to amend ...
Abe also blasted the no-nuclear plant policy promoted by former LDP Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and like-minded lawmakers from opposition parties, saying he “cannot recognize it as a responsible energy policy.” In an argument over the true cost of nuclear power generation, neither Abe nor Kan ...
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and both houses of the Diet issued apologies, and legislation to pay damages to the former patients soon took effect. In this connection, it must be noted that sterilization was performed on Hansen's disease patients under the Eugenic Protection Law. The eugenics law ...
... nation's current workforce. Labor-market reform must be accelerated in order to make the most efficient use of precious manpower. Heizo Takenaka, a professor emeritus of Keio University, served as economic and fiscal policy minister in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi from 2001 to 2005.
The then prime minister Junichiro Koizumi offered a formal apology and promised not to challenge compensation claims by former patients. The UN has criticised Japan's refusal to apologise or provide compensation to victims of forced sterilisation. In 2016, the UN committee on the elimination of ...
On who should be chosen next, Abe led the pack at 35%, followed by Shinjiro Koizumi -- chief deputy secretary-general and son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi -- at 18% and former Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba at 17%. Among LDP supporters, Abe was backed by 60%, well ahead of the ...
In the party's leadership race in April 2001, he backed former Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto, who was defeated by Junichiro Koizumi. He then chose to retire from politics in 2003 instead of running for an eighth term in the House of Representatives. Even after leaving politics in November that year, ...
Former Prime Ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Morihiro Hosokawa on Jan. 10 announced the drafting of a "bill" to immediately halt all nuclear power plants in Japan and require electricity needs to be met with renewable sources by 2050. In a news conference, Koizumi said while it would be difficult phasing ...
Since the Junichiro Koizumi government in 2001, successive administrations have promised to resolve the problem. Yet long waiting lists remain. One reason is that such campaigns to steer government policy could not be maintained because activists lost interest after their children became too old for ...
A group advised by former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Wednesday unveiled details about a bill calling for an “immediate halt” to Japan's reliance on nuclear power to prevent a recurrence of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The group is seeking to submit the bill to an upcoming Diet session in ...
In the 2005 draft compiled under the administration of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, the second paragraph was removed. In its place, Article 9-2 was devised to stipulate that the nation will “possess 'self-defense forces,' with the prime minister as supreme commander.” In the 2012 version of the ...
Genpatsu Zero Shizen Energy Suishin Renmei, a private organization advocating zero nuclear power and promoting renewable energy, is expected to announce its proposal for a similar bill on Jan. 10. Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, a staunch opponent of nuclear power, serves as an adviser for ...
Soga, 58, was one of five Japanese citizens who repatriated in 2002 after a landmark summit in Pyongyang held between Kim Jong Il, the North's leader at the time, and then-Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. The summit resulted in Kim admitting his country's involvement in the abductions that occurred in ...
Junichiro Koizumi Fast Facts. Here's a look at the life of Ju... Posted: Dec. 25, 2017 11:34 AM. Updated: Dec. 25, 2017 11:27 PM. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email. Here's a look at the life of Junichiro Koizumi, former Japanese prime minister and president of the Liberal Democratic ...
Photo/Illutration Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi talks in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Nov. 6. (Asahi Shimbun file photo). Former prime minister and anti-nuclear exponent Junichiro Koizumi is expected to announce a "bill" abandoning nuclear power plants and promoting natural energy next ...
... a midterm review, I would expect the administration to embark on an even bolder set of economic reforms for future generations. Heizo Takenaka, a professor emeritus of Keio University, served as economic and fiscal policy minister in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi from 2001 to 2005.
Charles Robert Jenkins, an Army sergeant who became a Cold War enigma after he defected to North Korea in 1965 and was kept there for nearly 40 years, died on Monday in Japan. He was 77. His death was reported by the Kyodo News agency, which said the cause was not yet known. Mr. Jenkins ...
It is part of the 2.9-km section between the Takebashi and Edobashi junctions of the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway Ring Route. Attempts have been made in the past to move the section over Nihonbashi underground. In 2006, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi had a private advisory panel issue a proposal ...
When popular former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi retired from politics in 2009, he looked no further than his second son to inherit his Kanagawa prefecture seat in Parliament. Such is the power of political dynasties and name recognition in Japan that Mr Shinjiro Koizumi, then a 28-year-old rookie, won ...
The last time a Japanese leader visited North Korea was in 2002: Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi met Mr Kim Jong Il, Mr Kim Jong Un's father. Japan believes scores of its nationals were snatched away by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 80s to help the isolated regime train spies. Japan officially ...
Currently, one of the few powerful people to try talking is former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, who is currently doing his best to defuse the ticking time bomb of nuclear power in Japan, a kind of potential self-annihilation threat all in itself as witnesses the radioactive wasteland that was once Fukushima, ...
... of Keio University, served as economic and fiscal policy minister in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi from 2001 to 2005.
The only shorter speech since 1990 was the one given in 2005 by then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi in the special Diet session that ...
There was a major turning point in the abduction issue in 2002 when Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi made a landmark visit to Pyongyang that ...
... in preparing the Pyongyang statement delivered by Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi during his visit to North Korea in Sept. 2002.
In September 2002, Abe accompanied then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to North Korea as a deputy chief Cabinet secretary and asked ...
The North Korean government released five abductees in 2002 after Junichiro Koizumi, then Japan's prime minister, went to Pyongyang for a ...
The last time Japan's prime minister reappointed his entire cabinet was in 2005, when Junichiro Koizumi was in power. Key cabinet members ...
Mr Shinjiro Koizumi, 36, son of former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, was elected for the fourth time after winning 78 per cent of the votes ...
... and returned to power in December 2012, surpassed (paywall) populist prime minister Junichiro Koizumi's stint in power (2001-2006) in May.
Pasona's board is chaired by Heizo Takenaka, scholar and economic advisor to former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. Pasona ...


 

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