Masuzoe plays down Tokyo nuclear role

Feb 12, 2014

Masuzoe plays down Tokyo nuclear role

New Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said Wednesday he will work hard to make the capital the best city in the world, while noting that it’s up to the central government whether to bring the nation’s nuclear reactors back online. “In order to make Tokyo ...

Feb 10, 2014

Tamogami finds some support in younger generation

He may have lost the Tokyo gubernatorial election Sunday, but Toshio Tamogami appears to have won over younger voters who favored the hawkish former Air Self-Defense Force general more than middle-aged and elderly voters did, according to media exit polls. However, experts caution it’s ...

Feb 3, 2014

Don't split vote, anti-nuke group says

The two most popular anti-nuclear candidates running for Tokyo governor should decide between them who ought to drop out of the race for the good of the movement, a group of anti-nuclear activists said Monday. The 19-member group, led by journalist Satoshi Kamata, said ...

Tokyo election goes nuclear

Feb 2, 2014

Tokyo election goes nuclear

Ignoring the powers that be, nuclear power takes center stage during an online debate involving the four major candidates for the Tokyo gubernatorial election — with three firmly against.

2020 Olympics organizing committee launched

Jan 24, 2014

2020 Olympics organizing committee launched

The Japanese Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government launch the organizing committee for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Friday with former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori as its head to start preparations in full swing.