- But Yasuo Fukuda, prime minister, praised Mr Shirakawa's technical prowess and international experience.
- Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda held a news conference announcing Koizumi's decision to visit North Korea.
- The Noritake Crestwood Gold dinnerware is made of superior white bone china in a soft white, accented with a brilliant baroque/scrolled edge.
- Japanese PM Yasuo Fukuda's bodyguards are martial arts experts, who are at least third Dan in kendo and karate.
- "As a member of the international society, we have a role to play," says Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda.