Magdalena Osumi

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Brexit could hamper Japan's efforts on EU deal: analysts

Jun 24, 2016

Brexit could hamper Japan's efforts on EU deal: analysts

Britain’s historic decision to leave the European Union could hamper Japan’s efforts on a trade deal with the EU as well as its relationship with Asian and other global partners, analysts said. The comments Friday came as the government here described its disappointment at ...

Tokyo gubernatorial election threatens annual fireworks display

Jun 22, 2016

Tokyo gubernatorial election threatens annual fireworks display

The July 31 election of a new Tokyo governor threatens a much-loved fixture in the city’s calendar: the annual Sumida River Fireworks Festival. Yoichi Masuzoe left office Tuesday in an expenses scandal, and city residents will now have to pick a successor. The fireworks ...

| Jun 13, 2016

Masuzoe clings to office as pressure mounts over funds scandal

Japanese Communist Party representatives in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly announced Monday the party’s decision to submit a no-confidence motion against Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe, which could force the embattled governor from office. Since late March, Masuzoe has faced strong criticism for inappropriate, personal use ...