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Taro Aso

was the 59th Prime Minister of Japan serving from September 2008 to September 2009, and was defeated in the August 2009 election.
He has served in the House of Representatives since 1979. He was Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2007, and was Secretary-General of the LDP briefly in 2007 and in 2008. He was President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) from 2008 to 2009. His successor, Sadakazu Tanigaki, was chosen 28 September 2009. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Japan picks Hosomizo as new chief financial regulator
2014-07-04
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government has appointed Kiyoshi Hosomizo as commissioner of the Financial Services Agency as part of a routine personnel reshuffle, Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday. The change takes effect immediately.
(Reuters)
  1. Kiyoshi Hosomizo named Japan's new chief financial regulator
  2. UPDATE 1-Japan picks Hosomizo as new chief financial regulator

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Japan's Topix Posts Highest Close in 5 Months on Tankan
2014-07-01
Consumer finance firms declined after Finance Minister Taro Aso said he wasn't considering relaxing consumer lending rules now. The shares surged yesterday after Jiji reported the government was weighing easing regulations on some lenders. Aiful Corp.
(Bloomberg)
  1. Nikkei gains 1.08 pct. on hopes for business capital spending, China's burly ...

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Japan Mulls De-linking Pensions from Prices to Allow Payout Cuts
2014-06-17
Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso said the government is considering changes to the pension system that would enable it to cut payments as the nation grapples with the world's heaviest debt burden. “It's true the welfare ministry and related agencies ...
(Businessweek)
  1. Japan Looks to Trim Pension Payouts, Whether Prices Rise or Fall
  2. Japan Government Considering Law Change to Curb Pension Payments
  3. Japan Mulls De-linking Pensions from Prices to Allow Payout Cuts

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Olympics advisory panel mixed bag
2014-06-06
Finance Minister Taro Aso, prime minister for one year from September 2008, was also named despite a history of making controversial statements. He once said the ideal country would be one that attracts “the richest Jewish people” and compared the ...
(The Japan Times)

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    ECB Liquidity Success Depends on Loan Demand, Japan's Aso Says
    2014-06-06
    The European Central Bank's bid to head off deflation hinges on the take up for the unprecedented cash it's pumping into the economy, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said. “The ECB is now working on the problems that plagued us for 10 years,” Aso ...
    (Bloomberg)
    1. Japan's Aso: unsure if ECB steps will work

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    Tokyo 2020 Executive Board establishes Advisory Meeting
    2014-06-05
    Members include Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, who competed in shooting in the 1976 Olympic Games and Sydney 2000 Olympic marathon gold medallist Naoko Takahashi. Other notable members include the governors of the three prefectures most ...
    (Olympic)
    1. Tokyo 2020 bids to boost excitement for Games by establishing Advisory Meeting
    2. Tokyo 2020 formalises Advisory Meeting for the summer Olympics

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    BOJ's key policy architect reappointed to executive post
    2014-06-03
    ... Amamiya, widely seen as a key architect behind Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's introduction in April 2013 of "quantitative and qualitative monetary easing" to revive the economy with a 2 percent inflation goal, was reappointed by Finance Minister Taro Aso.
    (GlobalPost)
    1. BOJ's architect of QE Amamiya reappointed for key post

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    Open to corporate tax cut if other revenue found: Japan's FM Taro Aso
    2014-06-03
    TOKYO: Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday he is open to lowering the corporate tax rate from next fiscal year as long as the government takes other steps to make up for the lost tax revenue. Aso, speaking to reporters after a cabinet ...
    (Economic Times)
    1. Aso to OK corporate tax cuts if financial resources can be secured
    2. Japan's Aso Says Corporate Tax Cut Can Be Introduced Next Year

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    Japan vows to offer $5.9bn in aid to Bangladesh
    2014-05-26
    Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, centre, delivering a speech as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and Finance Minister Taro Aso, third left, listen, during a banquet hosted by Abe at Abe's residence in Tokyo yesterday. AFP. Tokyo.
    (Gulf Times)
    1. Japan, Bangladesh agree to deepen bilateral ties
    2. Abe Corporate Tax Cut Bid Gains Ground With Party Support

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