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    Sunday December 12,2010

    Wifi Taxis in Tokyo

    Category: — gotjapan @ 11:54 pm

    “Talent” Miki Fujimoto, 25, center, poses with models in front of a Wi-Fi taxi in Tokyo on Friday. Some 820 taxis will operate in the Tokyo metropolitan region.

    Wednesday September 26,2007

    New PM

    Category: — gotjapan @ 4:46 am

    Yasuo Fukuda receives applause in the Lower House on Tuesday after winning the chamber’s backing to become the new prime minister.

    Thursday May 10,2007

    Cheeseburger diplomacy for Abe and Bush

    Category: — gotjapan @ 9:36 am

    Call it cheeseburger diplomacy. Japan’s prime minister says he and
    President Bush eased their way to a relaxed relationship over a meal of burgers during his first visit to the United States as premier.

    “President Bush and I were able to deepen our friendship and trust — in fact, we are now on a first-name basis, calling each other ‘George’ and ‘Shinzo,’” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrote Thursday in his e-mail newsletter of his April 26-27 American visit.

    Abe, who is known as an ice cream fanatic, said Bush sealed the bond with a lunch of “quintessentially American fare, a large cheeseburger.” He said they also “chatted about the outstanding performance of Japanese baseball players in the Major League.”

    Monday April 30,2007

    Category: — gotjapan @ 12:53 pm

    A whirlpool forms in the Naruto Straits between Shikoku and Awaji island. The phenomenon occurs each spring and has become a major tourist attraction.

    Tuesday April 10,2007

    BOJ leaves key short-term rate unchanged at 0.5%

    Category: — gotjapan @ 6:46 am

    The Bank of Japan’s policy panel decided Tuesday to leave its key short-term interest rate unchanged at 0.5%, as market participants had widely expected, after doubling the rate to 0.5% in February.

    The BOJ “will encourage the uncollateralized overnight call rate to remain at around 0.5%,” the central bank said in a statement.

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