May 17, 2016

Former trade minister Mitsuo Horiuchi dies at 86

Former trade minister Mitsuo Horiuchi died Tuesday, lawmakers close to him said. He was 86. Born in 1930 in Lushun in what was then called Manchuria in northeastern China, Horiuchi was elected to the Lower House for the first time in 1976 from a ...

May 17, 2016

Tokyo governor rebuked over expenses scandal

A senior lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party criticized Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe on Tuesday for using political funds for private purposes. Masuzoe “needs to reflect seriously (on his conduct),” LDP Secretary-General Sadakazu Tanigaki said at a news conference. “As the top official ...