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Ruling party backs veteran for PM

August 26, 2018
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A year ago, veteran Japanese politician Yasuo Fukuda believed thathe was too old to run his country. (The Age — 10 hours ago)
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TOKYO, Sept. 13 — The departure of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who stunned Japan on Wednesday by announcing that he was quitting after a year in power, appears likely to weaken his party’s long hold on political power, embolden an already cocky opposition and stall economic reform. (Washington Post — 19 September, 2007)
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TOKYO, Sept. 7 — For the election-battered, scandal-plagued and competence-challenged government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, it has come down to this: If he cannot keep a floating gas station open in the Indian Ocean, Abe may be finished as the leader of Japan. (Washington Post — 20 September, 2007)
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TOKYO, Sept. 12 — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Wednesday he would resign, ending a year-old government that has suffered a string of damaging scandals and a humiliating electoral defeat. (Washington Post — 18 September, 2007)
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TOKYO, Aug. 1 — Japan’s embattled agriculture minister stepped down Wednesday to take responsibility for a major defeat for the ruling party in parliamentary elections. (Washington Post — 18 September, 2007)
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Yasuo Fukuda emerges as runaway leader to become Japan’s next primeminister after a survey of ruling party lawmakers. (The Age — 18 September, 2007)
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