LDP Wins Japan Elections; Koizumi Gets Mandate for Postal Sale
Sept. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Japan's Liberal Democratic Party won national elections, giving Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi an extension to his four and a half year term in office and the mandate to sell the state-owned post office, the world's biggest financial institution.
...Koizumi called the elections when the upper house of parliament last month rejected a bill to sell Japan Post, which has the equivalent of $3.2 trillion in savings accounts and insurance policies.
What's cool is the date: September 12. It's still September 11 where I am, and the sun hasn't even set yet. I love the globalness of the Internet.