Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies at 93

Sep 28, 2016

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies at 93

Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, has died, the Israeli news website YNet reported ...

'Virginia Woolf' playwright Edward Albee dies at 88

Sep 17, 2016

'Virginia Woolf' playwright Edward Albee dies at 88

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, who challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “A Delicate Balance,” died Friday at the age of 88. He died at his home in Montauk, east of New York, assistant Jackob Holder ...

President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan dies at age 78

Sep 3, 2016

President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan dies at age 78

Islam Karimov, who crushed all opposition in the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan as its only president in a quarter-century of independence from the Soviet Union, has died of a stroke at age 78, the Uzbek government announced Friday. Karimov will be buried Saturday ...

Apr 14, 2009

Record-breaking stimulus

The government has compiled the largest-ever economic stimulus package in the form of a fiscal 2009 supplementary budget, involving actual spending of ¥15 trillion. This is much larger than the past biggest stimulus package of ¥7.6 trillion, which the Obuchi administration compiled as a ...