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Japanese Lawmaker Hospitalized After Court Hearing

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Democratic Party of Japan leader Ichiro Ozawa was hospitalized late Thursday, hours after the first hearing of his trial on charges of violating fund-raising laws. Japanese news reports say Ozawa was transported to hospital by ambulance from his Tokyo home after complaining of pain in his mid-section. Details of his condition are not yet […]

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Influential Japanese Politician Goes on Trial

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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The man who masterminded Japan’s ruling party’s historic victory in 2009 went on trial Thursday on charges of violating fund-raising laws. Ichiro Ozawa pleaded not guilty to accusations that he knowingly falsified reports to hide a $5.2 million loan he made to his political fund-raising body to facilitate a land deal in 2004. Three former […]

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Stricken Japanese Conductor to Perform Comeback Concerts

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Acclaimed Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa, stricken last year with esophageal cancer, is set to perform a comeback concert in August with a series of opera performances in Japan. The 75-year-old maestro, who also underwent back surgery early this year, says he will conduct Japan’s Saito Kinen orchestra in late August for four performances at a […]

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