Apr 1, 2014

Watanabe should come clean

Your Party chief Yoshimi Watanabe's lame excuse that he borrowed ¥800 million for individual rather than political expenses from a cosmetics firm chairman only adds to people's distrust of politicians.

Yakuza clean up to do dirty work

Dec 10, 2013

Yakuza clean up to do dirty work

by Hiroshi Hiyama

Mobsters driving flashy cars purchased with bank loans. Executives bowing in apology for loaning millions to those underworld figures. And high-level officials vowing to squash the yakuza. Japan Inc. is engulfed in its worst mob scandal in years and it’s shining a rare light ...

Inose apologizes to cantankerous assembly

Nov 29, 2013

Inose apologizes to cantankerous assembly

by Masaaki Kameda

Embattled Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose apologized Friday for “causing concerns and troubles” among Tokyo citizens over a money scandal but refused to step down. Inose attended a metropolitan assembly session for the first time since the scandal involving an alleged ¥50 million loan from ...