- http://rt.com/news/tokyo-anti-nuclear-rally-283/ Sayonara atomic energy: Biggest anti-nuclear rally hits Tokyo (PHOTOS). 16 July, 2012, 18:16. .. Organizers put the number of attendees at 170,000-200,000; this makes the demonstration the largest in 50 years. Over 7.4 million signatures have been collected for a petition demanding a phase-out for nuclear power. ..
http://www.voanews.com/content/citing-putins-reported-health-problems-noda-postpones-meeting/1555809.html Citing Putin's Reported Health Problems, Noda Postpones Meeting. November 30, 2012 Japan's Kyodo and Jiji newspapers reported Friday that the mayor of a northern Japanese town told Noda Friday that Putin's health condition is bad. However, the Kremlin denied the reports, with Putin's spokesman, Dmitriy Peskov saying the president's health problems have been exaggerated.
http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121205-387728.html Japan candidates hit streets in first nat'l vote since Fukushima disaster. Reuters. Wednesday, Dec 05, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/12/16/japans-noda-steps-down-after-election-de?videoId=239911898&videoChannel=1 Japan's Noda steps down after election defeat (0:46) . Dec. 16 - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda conceded defeated in the general election and stepped down as head of the Democratic Party of Japan. Sarah Irwin reports. ( Transcript )
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T121216003879.htm LOWER HOUSE ELECTION 2012 / LDP set to retake reins of power / Party projected to win stable majority; Noda to quit as DPJ head over loss. (Dec. 17, 2012)