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Taking up herewith Japanese Political Trend News by Media.
Anyway Hatoyama Cabinet starts to lead Japan.
And we have to watch Hatoyama Cabinet's Policy from now on.
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Sep 19 Japan mulls Afghan role after dropping naval mission (AFP)
 The Japanese government is considering a new role in Afghanistan, after dropping a naval refuelling mission in the Indian Ocean, a media report said Saturday. Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama is keen to offer agricultural aid and other assistance aimed at stabilising the economic and social situation in the violence-torn nation, the Yomiuri Shimbun said.
Sep 19 Obama to meet China, Japan, Russia leaders (AFP)
 US President Barack Obama geared up Saturday for whirlwind meetings next week with counterparts from China, Japan and Russia, but Iran's firebrand leader looked set to be left out in the cold. As world leaders converge on New York for the annual UN general assembly, officials said Obama would kick off a flurry of high-profile bilateral encounters by meeting Chinese President Hu Jintao on Tuesday.
Sep 19 Hatoyama to propose technology, funding initiative for climate change (AP)
 In an address at the United Nations next week, Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama will officially pledge that Japan would drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions, while proposing to provide vigorous support to developing countries in technology and funding, to fight global warming, a government source said Saturday.
Sep 18 Japan, US agree to deepen alliance (AP)
 Japan's new foreign minister made his diplomatic debut Friday in talks with the U.S. envoy in charge of the Asia-Pacific region, promising to deepen their bilateral alliance despite potential areas of disagreement. "We have issues that still need to be addressed, but I'm committed to deepening the Japan-U.S. alliance to make it sustainable for 30 years, 50 years or even longer," Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada, on his second day on the job, told U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell.
Sep 18 No plan for Obama to visit Hiroshima: U.S. official Campbell (AP)
 Kurt Campbell, U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, said Friday that U.S. President Barack Obama has no plans to visit Hiroshima during a trip to Japan expected later this year. "I think at this juncture there are no plans for the president to visit Hiroshima," Campbell told a press conference in Tokyo.
Sep 18 A new nuclear-arms race (Wall Street Journal)
 Call it a shot heard round the world. The Obama Administration's announcement yesterday that it is abandoning a Bush-era plan for a missile-defense system in Europe is not just about Europe. Japan last week referred explicitly to its concerns about weakening the U.S. nuclear umbrella as the basis for refusing to agree to a proposal that urges the U.S, to limit the role of its nuclear weapons.
Sep 18 US to see if Japan has 'revised' thinking on NKorea (AFP)
 A top US envoy is in Tokyo this week in part to determine if Japan's new government has "revised" the country's approach to North Korea's nuclear disarmament, the State Department said Thursday. Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters that Kurt Campbell, the assistant secretary for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, has arrived in Japan for a range of talks with the new center-left government of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.
Sep 18 Maehara announces halt to Yamba Dam project (Yomiuri)
 Construction and Transport Minister Seiji Maehara said Thursday he planned to discontinue construction of Yamba Dam in Naganoharamachi, Gunma Prefecture, as his party--the Democratic Party of Japan--pledged to do in its manifesto for the Aug. 30 House of Representatives election.
Sep 18 New Japanese premier Hatoyama's pet dog dies (AP)
 The pet dog of Yukio Hatoyama and his family died Wednesday shortly after the Japanese parliament elected the Democratic Party of Japan leader as prime minister, people close to the premier said Thursday. Hatoyama's wife, Miyuki, was with the 12-year-old golden retriever when he died, they said.
Sep 17 72% support Hatoyama Cabinet: Kyodo poll (AP)
 The support rate for Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's newly launched Cabinet hit 72 percent, one of the highest levels among recent Cabinets shortly after inauguration, a Kyodo News survey showed Thursday. The disapproval rating stood at 13.1 percent, according to the poll.
Sep 17 Japanese FM orders investigation into Japan-U.S. secret nuclear pact (Xinhua)
 Japan's newly-appointed Minister Katsuya Okada said early Thursday that he has ordered thorough investigation into the alleged secret pacts between Japan and the United States. Okada issued the order immediately after Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama formally launched his cabinet late Wednesday.
Sep 17 Japan PM to make diplomatic debut in US (AP)
 Japan's new prime minister will make his diplomatic debut next week with a visit to the United Nations and an economic summit meeting in Pittsburgh, officials said Thursday, as a poll showed voters have high expectations for his new Cabinet. Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama is also hoping to meet with President Barack Obama. The Japanese leader, who took office Wednesday, has said he wants to review the status of America's military presence in Japan.
Sep 17 Clinton prods Japan into realistic policy stance on security issues (AP)
 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday urged Japan's new administration to adopt a down-to-earth policy stance on security issues instead of trying to implement election pledges such as halting Tokyo's antiterrorism support mission in the Indian Ocean. "It was (former New York Mayor) Mario Cuomo who famously said, 'You campaign in poetry, you govern in prose,'" she told reporters, noting the United States has already begun "intensive" talks with the new Japanese government led by Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama on issues of mutual concern.
Sep 17 'Japanese Emperor's Visit to Korea Could Backfire' (donga.com)
 Experts say a visit to Korea by Japanese Emperor Akihito's visit to Korea could improve bilateral relations but could also backfire. Akihito is known to want to visit Korea, but ties could aggravate depending on the level of his apology to the nation and the response of Koreans and Japanese to the apology.
Sep 17 Gov't forbids bureaucrats from holding news conferences (AP)
 Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's government decided Wednesday to forbid bureaucrats from holding news conferences as a way to ensure political control over the bureaucracy. The government also decided to abolish administrative vice ministers' biweekly meetings, where the top bureaucrats from ministries have gathered to coordinate policies on Mondays and Thursdays before Cabinet ministers meet the following days.
Sep 17 Japan shoots down mock missile (news.com.au)
 Japan said it successfully shot down a mock ballistic missile overnight in its second test of a US-developed surface-to-air interception system. The Japan Air Self-Defence Force "successfully intercepted a mock ballistic missile at Japan time 11:46 pm on September 16 in a test conducted in New Mexico", said a defence ministry spokeswoman. Washington and Tokyo have been working jointly to erect a missile shield against possible attacks from North Korea.
Sep 16 Hatoyama elected as Japan's prime minister (AP)
 The vote by the lower house of the parliament was virtually assured. Hatoyama's Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) won a landslide election last month, and controls 308 of the lower chamber's 480 seats. Earlier, defeated prime minister Taro Aso and his cabinet resigned. Aso's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) had governed the country for nearly half a century.
Sep 16 Profiles of key members in new Japan Cabinet (AP)
 NAOTO KAN: Minister of National Strategic Bureau. A former student activist and patent attorney-turned lawmaker, Kan, 62, is best known for his highly applauded achievement as health minister in 1996 in revealing a government cover up of HIV-tainted blood products that caused thousands of hemophilia patients to contract AIDS.
Sep 16 LDP, battered by election defeat, seeks renewal in opposition (AP)
 The Liberal Democratic Party, which led postwar Japan to an economic miracle, began its renewal process as an opposition party Wednesday with the launch of a new government led by the rival Democratic Party of Japan. Taro Aso resigned as prime minister en masse with his 17 Cabinet ministers at a special Cabinet meeting Wednesday morning, paving the way for DPJ President Yukio Hatoyama's election as the new prime minister at a special session of parliament in the afternoon. Aso also resigned as party leader the same day.
Sep 16 Japanese public has high hopes for Hatoyama government (AP)
 Japanese people who had bitter feelings over the previous administration voiced high hopes and expectations Wednesday for the new government of Yukio Hatoyama, especially on issues including the national pension, employment and raising children. Yoshihito Kawashima, 60, a cab driver in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, voiced hopes that the incoming administration led by the Democratic Party of Japan will resolve the lost pension records fiasco.
Sep 16 Mrs. Hatoyama the most colorful first lady Japan has produced (AP)
 Miyuki Hatoyama is undoubtedly the most colorful and individual first lady Japan has ever produced. The 66-year-old wife of the newly elected prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, has already made headlines overseas since her husband's Democratic Party of Japan achieved a landslide victory in last month's election for past remarks that while she was asleep her spirit "went to and came back from Venus aboard a triangle-shaped UFO about 20 years ago."
Sep 16 Aso Cabinet resigns en masse before launch of DPJ-led gov't (AP)
 Prime Minister Taro Aso and his Cabinet resigned en masse Wednesday, ahead of the scheduled launch later in the day of a coalition government led by the Democratic Party of Japan. Aso, who also resigned as head of the Liberal Democratic Party, launched his Cabinet on Sept. 24 last year, following the abrupt resignation of his predecessor Yasuo Fukuda. His administration lasted 358 days.
Sep 16 Will Japan's global ties change? (BBC)
 Days before his landslide election win, Yukio Hatoyama ruffled feathers in Washington with an essay in the New York Times. Hitting out at US-led globalisation, he said many Asian nations wanted to see America's "political and economic excesses" restrained. US military might was key to regional stability, he said, but stronger ties with regional neighbours were also needed to safeguard Japan's interests.
Sep 15 Japan cabinet takes shape, Fujii for finance (Reuters)
 Japan's next premier Yukio Hatoyama will pick a veteran lawmaker as finance minister, domestic media said on Tuesday, adding experience and fiscal caution to his untested party's line-up. The expected appointment of Hirohisa Fujii, 77, who also served as finance minister in 1993-1994, was welcomed by analysts worried that new government spending plans aimed at putting more money in the hands of consumers will inflate Japan's already huge public debt as it struggles to emerge from recession.
Sep 15 DPJ gives nod to Ozawa becoming party's No. 2 on eve of Cabinet launch (AP)
  Democratic Party of Japan Acting President Ichiro Ozawa on Tuesday became the party's new secretary general, second in line after President Yukio Hatoyama, as the party fine-tuned its plan to launch a new government Wednesday. Ozawa's appointment to the key party post, proposed by Hatoyama, Japan's presumptive prime minister, was formally approved at a general meeting in Tokyo in the evening that brought together DPJ members from both the lower and upper houses.
Sep 15 Japan's new PM faces daunting in-tray (CNN)
 It's all but certain that Yukio Hatoyama will be elected Japan's next prime minister on Wednesday. Less clear is the direction the nation will take under him. The country is still reeling from the after-effects of its worst recession since World War II. Unemployment is at historic highs, as is homelessness. Pessimism and impatience dominate the national mood.
Sep 15 Taiwan demands Japan return skipper: official (AFP)
 Taiwan's foreign ministry called Tuesday for the return of a local sailor held in Japan on accusations of illegal fishing in disputed waters in the East China sea. After Japan detained the skipper on Sunday, Taiwan sent five coastguard vessels to the area, while Japan dispatched an equal number of ships, according to the Taiwan side.
Sep 15 Japan's incoming PM, first lady meet SKorean movie star (AFP)
 Japan's next prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, and his entertainment-savvy wife Miyuki took a moment to reach out to Asia on Monday by meeting South Korean heart-throb actor Lee Seo-Jin. Lee, 36, who has starred in a number of period dramas, said he gifted a Korean tea set and DVDs of his movies to the soon-to-be first couple.
Sep 15 Japan to demand US forces clean up pollution (AFP)
 Japan's incoming government plans to oblige US forces stationed in the country to clean up any environmental damage when they move bases, a report said Monday. The coalition led by the centre-left Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), which takes power this week, wants to add an environmental clause to the Japan-US Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). US forces are not obliged to make good any pollution or other damage within their bases under the 1960 agreement and local governments that host US bases have demanded a clause for environmental restoration.
Sep 14 Japan current, incoming premiers' handover talks (AFP)
 Japan's incoming prime minister Yukio Hatoyama on Monday met Taro Aso, the conservative leader he ousted in landmark elections, hoping to ensure a smooth transition of government this week. Hatoyama's centre-left Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) is due to take power Wednesday after its sweeping victory in the August 30 poll, ending the almost unbroken half-century grip on power of Aso's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
Sep 14 IAEA formally approves Japan's Amano as next director general (AP)
 The International Atomic Energy Agency formally approved the appointment of Yukiya Amano from Japan as the next chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog in an annual general meeting on Monday. The appointment of Amano, 62, follows his election to the position of the next IAEA director general in a special Board of Governors meeting on July 2.
Sep 14 Japan's ex-finance chief to contest LDP leadership (AFP)
 Former finance minister Sadakazu Tanigaki said Sunday he would stand for the leadership of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party, which suffered a landslide defeat in last month's legislative elections. The party is set to replace Prime Minister Taro Aso, who announced he would step down as party leader in the aftermath of the August 30 drubbing.
Sep 14 Hatoyama, one of Japan's Kennedys (inquirer.net)
 The next prime minister Yukio Hatoyama is a political blue-blood nicknamed the "alien" by his fellow party members for his quirky appearance and different way of thinking. The scion of a powerful political dynasty and one of Japan's richest lawmakers, he appears at first glance to be cut from much the same cloth as the long-ruling conservatives that he has driven into the political wilderness.
Sep 14 Japan wary of 'no first-strike' proposal (UPI)
 Japan is reluctant to agree to a proposal by a nuclear non-proliferation panel urging the United States to adopt a "no first-strike" policy, sources say. The International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, a joint effort of the Australian and Japanese governments, has proposed urging Washington to agree to limiting its use of nuclear weapons to deterrence, ruling out a first strike. But Tokyo's representative on the commission has expressed reservations.
Sep 14 Hatoyama will be tested early on N. Korea issues (Japan Times)
 North Korea will pose a major diplomatic challenge for Yukio Hatoyama when he takes office as prime minister on Wednesday. Pyongyang will be paying close attention to how Hatoyama handles such issues as the nuclear standoff, the abductions of Japanese nationals and the North's demand for compensation over Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula.
Sep 13 Hatoyama's son in spotlight in Russia, interested in politics (AP)
 Kiichiro Hatoyama, the son of Japan's presumptive Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, hopes to pursue his own path as an urban engineering researcher in Russia, but he does not completely rule out following in his father's footsteps as a politician. Kiichiro Hatoyama, 33, who lectures at Moscow State University, has been grabbing the limelight in the Russian media ever since the Democratic Party of Japan, led by his father, won a landslide victory in the Aug. 30 general election.
Sep 13 Japan's victors warily prepare for power (New York Times)
 As the newly elected Democratic Party works to assemble what will be only the second government in Japan's postwar history not to be led by the Liberal Democratic Party, it is treading carefully to avoid infighting that could split the ideologically diverse party or drive a wedge between it and its coalition allies.
Sep 13 First couple find trouble getting away from it all - even at home (Japan Times)
 Democratic Party of Japan chief Yukio Hatoyama and his wife took their first neighborhood stroll Saturday since winning the Aug. 30 Lower House election, visiting a Tokyo shrine and buying bread as reporters followed their every move.
Sep 13 Expectations for DPJ hit record high (Yomiuri)
 The percentage of people with high expectations of the Democratic Party of Japan increased sharply after the Aug. 30 House of Representatives election, rising to a record 72 percent in early September from 52 percent in June, according to the latest in a series of joint surveys by The Yomiuri Shimbun and Waseda University.
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