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April 28, 2001 | Associated Press
New Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi sought Friday to allay fears in Asia about his hawkish views, saying his nation must learn the lessons of its imperialist past. In his first news conference since being elected prime minister, Koizumi reached out to neighbors who have expressed anger over his support for official visits to a controversial war shrine and calls for a wider military role for Japan.
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April 28, 2001 | Associated Press
New Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi sought Friday to allay fears in Asia about his hawkish views, saying his nation must learn the lessons of its imperialist past. In his first news conference since being elected prime minister, Koizumi reached out to neighbors who have expressed anger over his support for official visits to a controversial war shrine and calls for a wider military role for Japan.
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May 12, 1998 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a gesture likely to trigger fresh acrimony between Japan and its Asian neighbors, 27 conservative lawmakers from Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Monday warmly endorsed a controversial new movie about Gen. Hideki Tojo, the infamous Japanese prime minister who was tried and executed as a war criminal after World War II.
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May 12, 1998 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a gesture likely to trigger fresh acrimony between Japan and its Asian neighbors, 27 conservative lawmakers from Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Monday warmly endorsed a controversial new movie about Gen. Hideki Tojo, the infamous Japanese prime minister who was tried and executed as a war criminal after World War II.
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February 26, 1989 | ART PINE, Times Staff Writer
The images flash across television screens all over the United States: Tall, gregarious President Bush bounds past an honor guard to grasp the hand of Japanese Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita. The two men exchange warm greetings. They are still smiling broadly as the camera cuts to the next scene.
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May 19, 1992 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the 1960s, Japan's economic miracle brought the nation to the brink of environmental disaster. Thousands of Japanese were poisoned by mercury, arsenic and other toxic substances that found their way into the air, water and food. Tokyo's skies were a smelly yellow haze. An explosion of public anger late in the decade, however, initiated a flurry of legislation in 1970 that forced Japanese industry to become among the cleanest in the world.
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May 19, 1992 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the 1960s, Japan's economic miracle brought the nation to the brink of environmental disaster. Thousands of Japanese were poisoned by mercury, arsenic and other toxic substances that found their way into the air, water and food. Tokyo's skies were a smelly yellow haze. An explosion of public anger late in the decade, however, initiated a flurry of legislation in 1970 that forced Japanese industry to become among the cleanest in the world.
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February 26, 1989 | ART PINE, Times Staff Writer
The images flash across television screens all over the United States: Tall, gregarious President Bush bounds past an honor guard to grasp the hand of Japanese Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita. The two men exchange warm greetings. They are still smiling broadly as the camera cuts to the next scene.
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