- -09-11-05 Koizumi Re-Elected as Prime Minister of Japan (BBC News)
"Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has won an overwhelming victory in lower house elections, according to results published by the media." 9-05
- -4-12-05 Tensions High Between China and Japan (CNN News)
"Protests are rare in China, with the government keeping a tight rein on any public gatherings and banning most demonstrations."
"But while China's government has urged protesters to remain calm, and avoid extremist behavior, it has been tolerant of these anti-Japanese demonstrations, urging Tokyo to take a 'responsible attitude' towards history."
"The protests saw tens of thousands of protesters call for a boycott of Japanese products, burning flags and shouting anti-Japanese slogans."
"Tokyo has demanded an apology and compensation from Beijing for the damage caused by protesters, and demanded that Chinese authorities protect Japanese in China."
"The tensions can be traced back to Japan's military campaigns in the last century. Japan invaded Manchuria in 1931, and occupied various parts of China until 1945." 4-05
- -4-16-05 Tensions High Between China and Japan (CBS News)
"About 20,000 anti-Japanese protesters rampaged in Shanghai on Saturday, stoning Japan's consulate and smashing cars and shops in a protest over Tokyo's wartime history and its bid for a permanent U.N. Security Council seat. Thousands of police watched but did little to restrain the crowd."
"Japan filed an official protest, complaining that Chinese authorities failed to stop the violence."
"The Shanghai government, however, blamed Japan for the protest, saying it was sparked by 'Japan's wrong attitudes and actions on a series of issues such as its history of agression,' the official Xinhua news agency quoted government spokeswoman Jiao Yang as saying late Saturday." 4-05