Magdalena Osumi

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Masuzoe defiant on expenses furor

May 20, 2016

Masuzoe defiant on expenses furor

Embattled Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said Friday his expense reports will from now on undergo scrutiny by third-party lawyers. He is under fire for allegedly charging the cost of his five-star travel accommodations and artwork purchases to taxpayers. “I am now waiting for responses ...

May 18, 2016

Tokyo reveals rare outbreak of tuberculosis, plays down ongoing risk

Nine people have contracted tuberculosis while 34 others have developed asymptomatic forms of the disease after coming into contact last year with an Asian student living in Tokyo, the metropolitan government has revealed. According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Social Welfare and Public Health ...

Japanese hail Hiroshima visit, say apology not needed

May 11, 2016

Japanese hail Hiroshima visit, say apology not needed

On the streets of Tokyo, a majority of people reporters spoke to on Tuesday said U.S. President Barack Obama does not need to say sorry during his May 27 visit to Hiroshima. And an online poll by The Japan Times, which sampled viewers worldwide, ...

Embassies working to help non-Japanese quake survivors

Apr 18, 2016

Embassies working to help non-Japanese quake survivors

Foreign embassies and other diplomatic missions were arranging transportation and offering advice for non-Japanese people affected by the recent Kyushu earthquakes as local officials struggled to get a handle on their situation. “We are trying to reach municipalities to find out the numbers of ...