Taro Aso

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso attends a meeting with his cabinet and coalition party members at his official residence in Tokyo. The embattled prime minister has decided to dissolve parliament and call general elections for next month after his party was defeated in a Tokyo municipal poll considered a barometer of voter sentiment.

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Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna meets Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso in Tokyo. Japan urged India to do more to combat climate change as the foreign ministers from the two Asian powers met. India responded that any deal to combat global warming must allow emerging nations to continue economic growth.

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Manmohan Singh and Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso share a light moment. The Indian Prime Minister called for more Japanese trade and investment to counter the economic slowdown triggered by the global financial crisis.

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Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso poses with Bulgaria's sumo wrestlers during the opening ceremony of a donation to the Bulgarian Sumo Federaton, in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

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