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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on Thursday.

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Japan's new PM faces daunting in-trayupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 22:01:00

It's all but certain that Yukio Hatoyama will be elected Japan's next prime minister on Wednesday.

Challenges ahead for Japan's new ruling partyupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 04:04:00

Now comes the hard part. Handed a sweeping mandate for change, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) begins the formidable task of delivering on a laundry list of promises intended to lift the country after its worst recession since World War II.

Japanese opposition set for victory; PM quits as party headupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 22:50:00

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso announced his resignation as head of the party that has governed Japan for decades following its apparent landslide defeat in elections Sunday.

Political shift likely as Japanese head to pollsupdated: Sat Aug 29 2009 18:57:00

Voters in Japan will turn out for parliamentary elections Sunday in what poll after poll shows will be a historic shift in political power to oust the ruling party.

Japanese electionsupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 22:37:00

Japan's ruling LDP trails in the polls ahead of the August 30th general election. CNN's Morgan Neill looks at one critical race.

Disgruntled Japanese prepare to voteupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 22:37:00

The recession's latest victim in Japan may not be corporate earnings but the political careers of the ruling party in the country's parliament.

Japanese PM dissolves parliamentupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 02:13:00

Japan dissolved its lower house of parliament Tuesday ahead of general elections in August.

Japanese PM to call for general electionupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 05:04:00

Japan's Prime Minister Taro Aso will dissolve the lower house of parliament this month and call for general elections in August, the government said Monday.

Japanese PM resignsupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 09:11:00

Japan's Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda has announced his resignation. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Aso confirmed as Japan's new PMupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 09:11:00

Taro Aso, an outspoken politician and a former foreign minister, became Japan's new prime minister Wednesday after the powerful lower house of parliament overruled the upper house's choice for a leader.

Time.com: Clock Starts Running for Japan's Asoupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 08:00:00

Just one day into his leadership, Japan's new prime minister could be looking at the shortest run as prime minister in Japan's postwar history

Japan's PM Fukuda resigns; Aso in the wingsupdated: Tue Sep 23 2008 22:46:00

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda has formally resigned, making way for Taro Aso, the newly elected leader of the ruling party, to fill the post.

Time.com: Japan's Next Prime Minister: Taro Asoupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 09:00:00

The Liberal Democratic Party gave itself a personality injection by electing a Roman Catholic, "manga"-loving conservative with a wry smile and a sharp tongue, as its new president

Japan's ruling party picks Aso as leaderupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 02:19:00

Taro Aso, an outspoken politician and a former foreign minister, was chosen Monday as the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

Time.com: In Japan, A Strategic Resignationupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 00:00:00

Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda says he will leave office, setting up a showdown with a rival party that he hopes will resurrect the Liberal Democrats' power

Time.com: Row Ends Over Japan's Central Bankupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 11:15:00

In finally selecting the government's third nominee to run the central bank, Japan has acted in the nick of time

Time.com: Bank of Japan Left Leaderlessupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 08:00:00

Political gridlock in the Japanese parliament means the country has no central bank chief for the first time since WW II

Time.com: Japan PM Does PR on YouTubeupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 09:00:00

Japan's prime minister has begun posting English-language messages on the video-sharing Internet site YouTube in an apparent bid to raise his country's international profile

Time.com: Will Japan's Opposition Head Quit? updated: Tue Nov 06 2007 02:00:00

Democratic Party of Japan chief Ichiro Ozawa says he is stepping down over differences with other leaders. But his party isn't willing to let him go that easily

Analysis of Abe resignationupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 02:52:00

Brian Bridges offers analysis of the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Time.com: Fukuda to Be Japan's Next PMupdated: Sun Sep 23 2007 05:00:00

Yasuo Fukuda is elected head of Japan's ruling party, but can he address the issues Japan cares about?

Time.com: Japan: Forward Into the Pastupdated: Mon Sep 17 2007 21:00:00

After the Abe implosion, the gray-headed factions seemed destined to recover their hold on power

CNNMoney: Japanese stocks mixedupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 04:16:00

Japanese stocks were mixed Thursday as traders were jittery over the outlook for the government after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation a day earlier.

Search begins for Abe replacementupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 20:47:00

Japanese political leaders are looking for a replacement for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who announced his resignation Wednesday after an electoral beating and the resignations of several government ministers.

Time.com: After Abe's Exit, Will Japan Retreat?updated: Wed Sep 12 2007 11:15:00

The Prime Minister vowed to restore Japan's place on the world stage. His resignation may be a sign that domestic concerns will turn the country inward again

Abe resignsupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 04:25:00

Japanese Prime Miniser Shinzo Abe announces he isstepping down.

CNNMoney: Japan's Abe to resign, stocks fallupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 03:46:00

Japanese stocks fell Wednesday after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced plans to resign after a string of damaging scandals and a humiliating electoral defeat.

Time.com: Japan's Prime Minister To Resignupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 01:00:00

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Wednesday he will resign, ending a troubled year-old government that has suffered a string of damaging scandals and a humiliating electoral defeat

Time.com: A Showdown for Abe in Japan updated: Mon Sep 10 2007 11:25:00

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is staking his job on Japan's continued support of the coalition forces in Afghanistan. But it's matters closer to home that threaten him most

Time.com: Japan's Abe Names New Cabinetupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 05:00:00

In a bid to improve the credibility of his struggling administration, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appoints a slew of political veterans

Japan PM taps veterans for cabinetupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 04:39:00

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has picked veteran lawmakers for key posts in a new cabinet line-up to be unveiled on Monday, media said, to try to revive faltering support after a massive election defeat.

Prime minister gets finger in postupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 07:13:00

A member of a Japanese right-wing group was arrested on Thursday after he sent his severed little finger to the ruling party's headquarters in protest at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's failure to visit a Tokyo war shrine.

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