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Aso

a group of five volcanic cones in Japan on central Kyushu, one of which, Naka-dake, has the largest crater in the world, between 16 km (10 miles) and 24 km (15 miles) in diameter. Highest cone: 1592 m (5223 ft.)
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24-25, some within the Japanese government were concerned Aso may not be able to make it because he may call a general election soon and campaigning for the election could start just before the summit.
It is the North Koreans who are most delighted at this move," Aso said, implying that his opponent was soft on security issues.
The aso ebi phenomenon crossed the cultural boundaries of the Yoruba world a long time ago and was mainstreamed as one of the key elements of Nigeria's national culture.
In his meeting with Lee, Aso agreed to strengthen relations through increased contacts between leaders, the Japanese official said.
Aso has adopted four rounds of fiscal budgets to implement a series of economic packages, but his efforts to drum up voter support with these economic measures have done nothing for his popularity, which has remained at critically low levels.
While filing at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Aso Savings stated that based on the development it executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)with UBN Plc under the supervision of the CBN.
Aso, who served as prime minister for a year from September 2008 and doubles as finance minister, said he believes it is now understood internationally that he did not intend to justify the Nazi regime with his comment.
On Monday, Aso had said in a speech that: "The German Weimar constitution changed, without being noticed, to the Nazi German constitution.
Aso will visit Seoul from Sunday to attend a two-day conference of the Japan-Korea Cooperation Committee, which consists of parliamentarians and business leaders of the two countries.
The ruling and opposition blocs are heading for a showdown in the general election as the opposition bloc in the Upper House on Tuesday passed a censure motion against Prime Minister Aso Taro and started boycotting all Diet proceedings.
In a speech addressing a key ministerial meeting in Egypt on the security and stability of Iraq, Foreign Minister Taro Aso reaffirmed Japan's strong backing for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, saying, ''Japan fully supports Prime Minister Maliki and expects that the prime minister's efforts will achieve the early restoration of public security, with the assistance of the United States and other members of the international community.