Russia unlikely to be flexible on treaty deal, Noda says

National / Politics Dec 5, 2016

Russia unlikely to be flexible on treaty deal, Noda says

Former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has expressed concern over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's negotiations with Russia for a postwar peace treaty, saying Moscow is unlikely to be very flexible. Speaking to reporters in Ishikawa Prefecture on Sunday, Noda, who is secretary-general of the Democratic Party, ...

Renho considers appointing Noda as DP secretary-general

National / Politics Sep 16, 2016

Renho considers appointing Noda as DP secretary-general

The main opposition Democratic Party's new leader Renho may appoint former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda as the party's secretary-general, sources close to the matter said Friday. Renho, who became the first woman to head the party following Thursday's leadership election, is also thinking about picking ...

Business / Economy Jun 14, 2014

Noda says Abe buying into 'voodoo economics'

by William Pesek

Sour grapes are in season in Tokyo as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's predecessor steps up and slams the incumbent's tax plans. However, beneath the bad feelings and twinge of regret, Yoshihiko Noda makes a very timely point when he accuses Abe of buying into former ...