TITLE

The Man in Charge

AUTHOR(S)
Wehrfritz, George; Takayama, Hideko
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Newsweek (Pacific Edition);5/31/2004 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 143 Issue 22, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the popularity of Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi. Reasons why Koizumi stands head and shoulders above his political rivals; Success of Koizumi's economic reform policies; Discussion of Koizumi's presidential style of leadership; Details of Japan's recent economic recovery; Speculation about whether Koizumi will lose his job due to a pension scandal that has brought down several members of government; Discussion of how the forced resignation of Naoto Kan, head of the opposition Democratic Party of Japan, could effect Koizumi; Discussion of the challenges Koizumi must face, including a slowdown in economic growth, the controversy surrounding his trips to North Korea, and the need to defend his decision to send troops to Iraq.
ACCESSION #
13245912

 

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