Jul 8, 2013

Hashimoto pushes Yao Osprey plan

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, co-leader of Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party), hopes to push forward his contentious plan to bring U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft, currently deployed to the Futenma base in Okinawa, to Yao airport in Osaka Prefecture. At a ...

Hashimoto stays at helm despite fiasco, calls to exit

Jun 25, 2013

Hashimoto stays at helm despite fiasco, calls to exit

Calls for Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) co-leader Toru Hashimoto to resign mounted Monday morning, after the party’s candidates were soundly beaten in Sunday’s Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election. But with the Upper House election less than a month away, party leaders said ...

San Francisco hits sex-slave remarks; Hashimoto defiant

Jun 20, 2013

San Francisco hits sex-slave remarks; Hashimoto defiant

Osaka Mayor and Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) co-leader Toru Hashimoto remained defiant Wednesday in the face of a fresh round of domestic and international criticism over his comments that Japan’s wartime “comfort women” system of sex slavery was necessary at the ...

Okinawa pitches Futenma 'dispersal'

Jun 14, 2013

Okinawa pitches Futenma 'dispersal'

Okinawa contacted the office of the U.S. secretary of defense earlier this week with proposals to relocate the contingent at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to other parts of Japan outside the prefecture, saying there are 35 commercial airports and military facilities, from ...