The resolution, backed by seven opposition parties, criticized Kawaguchi
, a former foreign minister who chaired the Environment Committee of the House of Councillors, for extending her stay in China to meet with a top Chinese official in late April without parliamentary approval.
, bent and wrinkled with age, taught at a small elementary school in Gimhae of South Korea's South Gyeongsang Province in the early 1940s when the Korean Peninsula was under Japanese colonial rule.
On Wednesday, Kawaguchi
is scheduled to meet North Korean Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun on the sidelines of the ARF.
At the time, Kawaguchi
was in charge of accounting at the company and allegedly manipulated its account books by creating fictitious transfer slips.
, who will lead Japan to the World Cup, let in 25 goals in 12 matches after being signed by manager Graham Rix in October for a club record pounds 1.8m from Yokahama Marinos.
Pronk said he hopes Kawaguchi
, who will preside as co-chairwoman over one of three subgroups at the COP6 ministerial meeting to start Monday, will display ''a combination between political wisdom and economic efficiency.''
, now an adviser to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, made the remarks during a meeting with Jean Ping, president of the 59th session of the U.N.
NEW YORK - Japanese Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi
and her South Korean counterpart Ban Ki Moon agreed Friday that North Korea will unlikely test-fire a missile in the immediate future but Japan and South Korea need to remain on alert, a Japanese official said.
Akinori Nishizawa and Junichi Inamoto have only had a sushi-style taste of the Premiership at Bolton and Arsenal, but Kawaguchi
looks a genuine find.
The bereaved family of the boy, whose name has been withheld as he was a minor, said they plan to file a suit seeking damages from the parents of the nine students and the Kawaguchi
, a former foreign minister and now an adviser to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, also conveyed Japan's condolences over the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi
told her German counterpart Joschka Fischer on Thursday that a North Korean missile launch test would violate a 2002 missile moratorium agreement between Japan and North Korea and create a serious problem, a Japanese official said.