Regarded as a possible future contender to become Japan's first woman premier, Obuchi
became mired in controversy as the reports of misuse of funds, possibly violating electoral and political funding laws, hit the news-stands on Thursday.
House of Representatives member Yuko Obuchi
became the youngest postwar minister Wednesday when she was named state minister in charge of tackling the declining birthrate in the newly launched Cabinet under Prime Minister Taro Aso.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad expressed condolences Monday on the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi
Friday, a weekly photo magazine, will publish a photograph of the late former Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi
in a hospital in an issue to hit newsstands Friday, magazine editors said Thursday.
The Japanese Cabinet resigned yesterday, opening the way for the ruling party's second-in-command to replace Prime Minister Mr Keizo Obuchi
, who is reported to be brain dead after suffering a stroke.
Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi
told his Laotian counterpart Sisavath Keobounphanh on Wednesday that Japan will support Laos in the field of macroeconomic management to help it overcome its current economic difficulties.
Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi
welcomed Tuesday a capital tie-up between Nissan Motor Co.
President Clinton and Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi
of Japan met for the first time Tuesday and struggled to reassure the markets that they agree on a common strategy to pull the world's second-largest economy out of a recession that is fueling economic turmoil on three continents.
In October, following the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Diet Members' League requested Prime Minister Hashimoto, Obuchi
and Defence Agency Director Fumio Kyuma to see that Japan sign the treaty.
A ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the death of former Prime minister Keizo Obuchi
was held Monday night at a Tokyo hotel with some 450 people from political and business circles attending.
Another significant discrepancy has surfaced in the varying accounts of how Yoshiro Mori came to the office of prime minister after Keizo Obuchi
Chinese President Jiang Zemin and Premier Zhu Rongji sent separate messages of sympathy to Obuchi
to wish him a ''quick recovery,'' the Japanese Embassy in Beijing said.