This photo taken on March 24, 2013 shows Russin President Vladimir Putin as he plays with his dogs 'Buffy' (R) and 'Yume' (L) at his residence Novo-Ogariovo, outside Moscow. Bulgarian shepherd dog 'Buffy' was presented to Putin by his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov while Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda offered Putin the puppy 'Yume' as a gift during the G20 in Mexico in June.
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Six Months On, Abenomics Lifts Stocks, Saps Yen
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Abe to Xi: Shall We Dance?
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Crime › Bank hostage-taker who demanded Noda resign jailed for 9 years
prison for holding four hostages in a bank for more than 12 hours last November while demanding former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda resign. The court heard that Koji Nagakubo, 32, began the siege at 2 p.m. on Nov 22, 2012, at the Zoshi branch of the Toyokawa from Japan Today Read more »
Politics › Noda tells of nights of hard drinking with Geithner, Cameron
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has told fellow lawmakers that nights of hard drinking with visiting dignitaries formed part of his diplomacy. Noda, a well-known aficionado of sake, said he “chugged” down cups of the rice wine with then-U.S. Treasury from Japan Today Read more »
Politics › Former reconstruction minister Hirano to leave DPJ
Hirano, who was the reconstruction minister in the government of former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, said Tuesday that he plans to leave the party and run as an independent in the summer’s crucial upper house election. Hirano, 58, is from Iwate prefecture. from Japan Today Read more »