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Nationalist Shinzo Abe likely to be Japan`s next PM

Shinzo Abe is likely to be the next prime minister of Japan after his Liberal Democratic Party`s victory in Japan`s parliamentary election on Sunday.

Conservative Liberal Democratic Party wins landslide in Japan

After three years in opposition, the Conservative Liberal Democratic Party of Japan is slated to return to power in a landslide election victory.

Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda quits as party chief after election loss

Taking the responsibility for his party`s loss in parliamentary elections upon himself, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Sunday resigned as the chief of the Democratic Party of Japan.

Voting underway in Japan general elections

Japan went to polls in general elections on Sunday with speculations that LDP leader Shinzo Abe might reportedly oust DPJ PM Yoshihiko Noda govt.

Japan PM orders alert over N Korea’s planned earth satellite launch

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has ordered relevant ministries to take every possible precaution to ensure public’s safety.

Singh meets Japanese PM Noda in Cambodia

After they missed an opportunity of meeting in Tokyo, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Japanese counterpart Yoshihiko Noda met on Tuesday.

Japan PM dissolves Parliament, fresh polls on Dec 16

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda dissolved Parliament on Friday, and the elections will be held next month.

Japan`s premier telephones Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh was to visit Japan for three days in the first leg of his two-nation tour beginning today to November 20.

Chinese diplomats receive bullet from ‘Yoshihiko Noda’

The Chinese Embassy in Tokyo has reportedly received a bullet in the mail from a sender named ‘Yoshihiko Noda’.

China raises stakes in dispute over islands

This is the first time China has deployed naval frigates in the disputed waters.

Noda wins party leadership vote, to remain Japan`s Premier

Noda defeated Japan`s former internal affairs minister Kazuhiro Haraguchi and former agriculture ministers Hirotaka Akamatsu and Michihiko Kano.

On war anniversary, Japan PM seeks global peace

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda vowed not to engage in war at a ceremony marking 67th anniversary of the country`s surrender in WWII.

Noda to attend Hiroshima, Nagasaki peace ceremonie

PM`s attendance comes at a time when Japan is discussing the future of nuclear energy following the crisis at the Fukushima power plant last year.

Dozens quit Japan`s ruling party in blow to PM

Ichiro Ozawa and about 50 of his allies submitted their resignations from the Democratic Party of Japan.

Japan to restart two nuclear reactors

Japan`s Prime Minister Yoshiko Noda said the restart at the Oi nuclear power plant, in central Fukui prefecture, was necessary to avert power shortages.

Approval to re-start ‘safe’ Oi reactors in Japan

Some members of the public opposed to the restart, but the commission issued its approval after citing the report prepared by prefectural officials.

Japanese PM stresses need to restart Oi nuke reactor

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda assured that reactors 3 and 4 at the Oi facility have been secured and pose no safety risk even if the plant is rocked by a major earthquake or inundated by a tsunami.

Japanese PM reshuffles Cabinet

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Monday reshuffled his Cabinet for the second time, replacing five ministers out of 18 in a move to win support.

Japanese PM in China to attend trilateral summit

The trilateral meeting, scheduled for May 13 to 14, will be chaired by the Chinese PM and attended by Yoshihiko Noda and Lee Myung-bak.

Another Japan reactor shuts down; only one left

PM Yoshihiko Noda has promised to reduce Japan`s reliance on nuclear power over time and plans to lay out a new energy policy by the summer.