Here is the Cabinet for new Prime Minister Noda Yoshihiko, announced last week. Below are more than 100 links to the official home pages of all of the Ministries and Ministers (In Japanese, and English where available), as well as English profiles of all of the Ministers.
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Noda Yoshihiko won the DPJ leadership election today, setting him up to be the next Prime Minister of Japan. He won in a run-off ballot over Ozawa favorite Kaieda Banri, 215 votes to 177.
The first round of ballots saw Kaieda lead with 143 votes to Noda’s 102, with popular Maehara third with 74 votes.
Photo Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer.
Seattle Post Intelligencer: How first 24 hours shaped Japan’s nuclear crisis
Through interviews with dozens of officials, workers and experts, and hundreds of pages of newly released documents, The Associated Press found the early response to the crisis was marked by confusion, inadequate preparation, a lack of forthrightness with the [...]
Photo Source: Melos no Michi.
The Independent: Japanese pop stars go global with cafe
Three members of AKB48 were on hand Saturday to open the cafe that bears their name on Singapore’s famous Orchard Road, with Maria Abe, Haruka Shimazaki and Miyu Takeuchi meeting with fans and handing out gifts to diners.
Bloomberg: Kan Says [...]
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Japan’s Aya Miyama struck a sublime free-kick to net her nation a 2-1 Group B win over New Zealand at the women’s FIFA World Cup on Monday.
Nearly 70 percent of Japanese oppose the restart of [...]
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Business Week: Profiting from Japan’s Long, Hot Summer
Sales of home appliances in April rose 19.7 percent from the previous year to 175.3 billion yen, led by a 79.6 percent rise in sales of energy-saving air conditioners, Japan’s Electrical Manufacturer’s Assn. said last month. Sales of fans rose 145 percent, to [...]
The “Sense-Roid”. Photo Source: ABC Australia.
ABC Australia: Japan’s ‘Sense-Roid’ replicates human hug
“Many people initially feel surprised and uncomfortable about the unusual experience, but they gradually get accustomed to it until they feel comfortable and pleasant,”
Sydney Morning Herald: The last thing a suffering Japan needs is yet another change of prime minister
Three months [...]
Japan Times: Computerized composite joins AKB48 lineup
Confectionery company Ezaki Glico Co., which features the character named Aimi Eguchi along with a few other AKB48 members in the commercial for its Ice no Mi (Fruit of Ice) product, confirmed Monday that she is a composite image of six members of the group.
ABC News: Magnitude-6.7 [...]
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“If you go into the zone, animals were all over the place – farm animals, dogs, and cats. Animals were in distress on roads and they were in a very bad shape,” she said. “People were not able to get access to [...]
Photo Source: Reuters.
A rare Stradivarius violin that once belonged to the granddaughter of English poet Lord Byron sold for a record 9.8 million pounds ($15.9 million) at auction on Monday in a charity sale for Japanese disaster relief.
Wall Street Journal: Japanese Supercomputer Claims World’s [...]