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By Asahi News Service | October 31, 1990
TOKYO -- African National Congress Vice President Nelson Mandela called the $1.8 million monetary contribution of the Japanese government toward the improvement of life in South Africa "absolutely insignificant" yesterday and asked for further support from the government and citizens."
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By John E. Woodruff and John E. Woodruff,Tokyo Bureau of The Sun | January 18, 1991
TOKYO -- Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu called parliament together seven days early today to consider proposals for supporting the U.S.-led war to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.Both houses of the Diet, Japan's parliament, were to hear an emergency address from the prime minister and then to begin debate on his proposals.Striving to avoid the widespread criticism of the indecision that prevailed here for months after Iraq's Aug. 2 invasion of Kuwait, Japan activated crisis teams in its Cabinet and Foreign Ministry yesterday.
NEWS
By Karen Hosler and Mark Matthews and Karen Hosler and Mark Matthews,Washington Bureau of The Sun | July 12, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev provided President Bush yesterday with an advance look at the economic reform program he plans to unveil at the London summit next week, and initial reactions from U.S. officials were positive.Neither Mr. Bush nor his top advisers got a chance to review the 23-page document in detail yesterday, but administration officials say preliminary indications are that Mr. Gorbachev will bring to London a blueprint for a speedier move toward a free-market system than he has advocated in the past.
NEWS
By Karen Hosler and Mark Matthews and Karen Hosler and Mark Matthews,Washington Bureau of The Sun | July 12, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev provided President Bush yesterday with an advance look at the economic reform program he plans to unveil at the London summit next week, and initial reactions from U.S. officials were positive.Neither Mr. Bush nor his top advisers got a chance to review the 23-page document in detail yesterday, but administration XTC officials say preliminary indications are that Mr. Gorbachev will bring to London a blueprint for a speedier move toward a free-market system than he has advocated.
NEWS
By DANIEL BERGER | June 8, 1991
The New World Order that President Bush keeps talking about isstarting to emerge. Japan has a large place in it.On the basis of economic strength, Japan has been entitled to an important Asian and world role for decades. For fear of giving offense and jeopardizing business, however, it has had virtually no foreign policy, only commercial policies. Now that is ending, if only as impossible to maintain. Japan has views. Japan will be heard.The issue that drove this home was whether President Mikhail S. Gorbachev of the Soviet Union would be invited to the Group of Seven (industrial powers)
BUSINESS
By John E. Woodruff and John E. Woodruff,Tokyo Bureau of The Sun | January 17, 1991
TOKYO -- The Tokyo Stock Exchange reacted to war in the Persian Gulf with a leap of more than 4 percent today as Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu declared Japan's "firm support" of the effort to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.The single-day gain of 1,004.11 yen in the 225-stock Nikkei index more than wiped out a big war-jitters loss of 770.53 yen yesterday after the United Nations deadline for Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait, midnight Tuesday EST, had passed.Because of time differences, Tokyo was the first major world financial center to open after the news that war had begun.
NEWS
By John E. Woodruff and John E. Woodruff,Tokyo Bureau of The Sun | April 8, 1991
TOKYO -- Tokyo's 80-year-old governor swept to an overwhelming fourth-term victory in vote counting today, defying Japan's top political kingmakers and prompting reports that the head of the governing party will resign.The governing Liberal Democratic party's top power brokers, led by LDP secretary-general Ichiro Ozawa, had joined a coalition of political forces trying to push him out because of his age.[Mr. Ozawa said today that he will resign his party post, the Associated Press reported.
NEWS
By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 30, 1990
NEW YORK -- Amid increasing talk of war in the Persian Gulf, President Bush appealed yesterday to his United Nations allies here for their continued support in case military action is taken.Mr. Bush, who arrived here yesterday to attend U.N. functions today and tomorrow, is taking the opportunity to discuss the gulf crisis individually with the leaders of at least 20 other nations."He has the hope that we will not have a war there," said Colombian President Cesar Gaviria, one of several leaders who met with Mr. Bush yesterday afternoon.
NEWS
June 25, 1991
To put the best spin on it, one could say that Gov. William Donald Schaefer plays the good cop and Helen Bentley, Barbara Mikulski and Paul Sarbanes play the bad cops in dealing with foreigners. The governor wants trade; the Maryland lawmakers want protectionism.The governor is just back from a trip to the Far East where Japanese President Toshiki Kaifu bluntly told him: "If you are so interested in international trade, speak to your two senators." Mr. Kaifu evidently could not bring himself to mention Representative Bentley, the Second District Republican who is well-known in Japan for smashing a Toshiba TV set with a sledgehammer in front of the Capitol in Washington.
NEWS
By John E. Woodruff and John E. Woodruff,Tokyo Bureau of The Sun | April 18, 1991
TOKYO -- The Soviet Union faces "civil showdown" and the "chaos from which dictatorship emerges," President Mikhail S. Gorbachev warned yesterday, and he asked the advanced world to accept the "resolve" he must show to save his country.Seizing the opportunity presented by his first public speech outside the Soviet Union since last fall, when he began a series of widely criticized and sometimes bloody steps against opponents, Mr. Gorbachev was unsparing in the dire picture he painted of political and economic conditions at home.
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