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Japanese leader apologizes for government missteps

The Japanese prime minister, Yasuo Fukuda, apologized on Friday for government blunders including mishandled public pension records but brushed off speculation that he would reshuffle his cabinet this month to lift his sagging popularity. Fukuda also stressed the need to swiftly restart a naval mission in support of U.S.-led operations in Afghanistan, setting the stage for a clash with rival parties in Parliament, but said he wanted to talk with the opposition to end policy gridlock. Full Story

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