Koizumi


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Koizumi

Junichiro . born 1941, Japanese politician; prime minister from 2001
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Last month, Koizumi gave a verbal drubbing to Prime Minister Taro Aso.
October -- Koizumi visits the Marco Polo Bridge in China, the site of the 1937 clash that triggered the 1937-1945 Sino-Japanese War, and offers an apology for the suffering Japan caused.
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Passage of the bills will be claimed as a step forward by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, who has long pursued such reforms in the face of strong opposition from within his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
A key turning point came in January when former Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa personally warned Koizumi that inflation targeting could raise long-term bond rates (and thus lower bond prices) long before inflation showed up.
Before the signing ceremony on the second day of Koizumi's three-day visit to South Korea from next Thursday, the two leaders will hold summit talks at the Blue House presidential office, the officials said.
The administration's 2003 budget request, due next month, may be less aggressive about cutting science than this year's was, Koizumi notes.
In it, Koizumi discusses ministry activity but also waxes philosophical on the personal toll of political fame: "I am a 24-hour bird in a cage."
Some 80,000 copies of the book, titled ''KOiZUMi,'' became available in stores Sept.
Since the victory of Jun'ichiro Koizumi in the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) presidential election in March 2001, which subsequently led him to the position of Prime Minister, reform has become the buzz-word in Japanese politics.
New Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi believes he can offer one.
''I doubt that the bill is one that needs to be passed'' forcibly in a House of Representatives revote, Koizumi said Thursday at a meeting of Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers.