Former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's administration had instructed the Maritime Self-Defence Force to observe Chinese Navy ships in the East China Sea from afar to avoid provoking Beijing, sources close to the government have said.After the Noda administration nationalised the Senkaku Islands in Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture, in September, it told the MSDF to monitor the Chinese vessels from a distance at which the Japanese destroyers could not be seen by the Chinese, the sources said...Read Full Story
Japanese politician Shinzo Abe recently managed to bring back his conservative party to a victory at the elections which made it bring back to power after a three-year hiatus. Abe on December 17, 2012 said that the road ahead will not be an easy one.
The minister pointed out that it will not be an easy task to revive Japan’s falling economy and boost its national security amidst spoiling relations with China. The Liberal Democratic Party won about 294 seats out of 480 seat lower house of...Read Full Story
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said today that Japan is still on alert over a planned rocket launch by North Korea, although Pyongyang has suggested it may postpone it.
Published December 09, 2012. 16:40 IST /PTI, Edited By Alka Sinha
Tokyo: Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said today that Japan is still on alert over a planned rocket launch by North Korea, although Pyongyang has suggested it may postpone it.
"The government has not yet confirmed the postponement," Noda...Read Full Story
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on November 16, 2012 dissolved the lower house of the Diet for the election on December 16, 2012. The latest move is a part of a political gamble which is widely expected to strip his centre left party of power.
Noda in an evening press conference said, “This is an election to decide on the nation’s direction—to go forward or to go backward”. NHK the national broadcaster had interrupted live coverage of a sumo tournament to show the dissolution.
The...Read Full Story
A media poll on November 5, 2012 in Japan, showed that Yoshihiko Noda’s government has had the least support among recent Japanese Prime Ministers, ever since he took office in the month of September 2011. The poll was conducted by the Yomiuri newspaper, which showed that just 10% of the people planned to vote for Noda’s Democratic Party of Japan, while less than half of 25% plan to vote for the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party.
The survey was carried out over the weekend as the...Read Full Story
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