December 08, 2012
Stunned disbelief greeted an off-the-cuff remark by Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura that it would be better if North Korea went ahead with its planned rocket launch...
August 23, 2012
The state is almost certain to deny an application by the Tokyo metropolitan government to land on the disputed and uninhabited Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.
May 19, 2012
Without fanfare, Osamu Fujimura will become the Democratic Party of Japan’s longest-serving chief Cabinet secretary on May 25.
April 27, 2012
A team from the prime minister's official residence has concluded that the government mishandled the flow of information regarding the North Korean missile launch of April 13.
April 25, 2012
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto sought April 24 to confront the central government over reactivating the Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture, but his efforts fell on deaf ears.
April 13, 2012
Hours after North Korea's flop at putting a satellite into orbit, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda signaled April 13 his government will consult allies on a new U.N. Security...
December 14, 2011
The government decided Dec. 13 to set up a 50-member team for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, but grumblings are growing over the slow progress made so far.
September 02, 2011
Osamu Fujimura, the new chief Cabinet secretary, is known as the "Doraemon of Nagatacho" for his warm personality and ample figure.
September 01, 2011
New Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has tapped Osamu Fujimura, a former deputy secretary-general in the ruling party, to the key post of chief Cabinet secretary, officials said.
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