Four file to run for Osaka mayor

Nov 9, 2015

Four file to run for Osaka mayor

Four people have filed to run in the Nov. 22 mayoral election in the city of Osaka, where key campaign issues will include whether the plan to merge the city with Osaka Prefecture should be revived. The official campaign period for the race kicked ...

Nation's youngest mayor acquitted of bribery in Gifu

Mar 6, 2015

Nation's youngest mayor acquitted of bribery in Gifu

The nation’s youngest mayor has been acquitted of bribery amid doubts about his accuser’s claims. Hiroto Fujii, the 30-year-old mayor of Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, was found not guilty Thursday by the Nagoya District Court of receiving bribes from a groundwater supply company to install ...

Dec 1, 2014

Ferguson mayor vows to rebuild riot-ripped community

The mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, the city at the center of a deadly police shooting that sparked repeated nights of racially charged unrest, pledged Sunday to rebuild the riot-hit community. Looting erupted and businesses were set ablaze in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson ...

Aug 20, 2014

Sakaiminato mayor to visit North Korea

The mayor of Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, is set to visit a special economic zone in northeastern North Korea on Thursday, city government officials said on Tuesday. Mayor Katsuji Nakamura will apparently be the first local government head in Japan to visit North Korea since ...

Aug 8, 2014

Detroit mayor offers new water plan after uproar

Detroit’s mayor, who faced international criticism for mass water shutoffs aimed at resolving millions of dollars’ worth of unpaid bills, announced Thursday the bankrupt city will offer affordable payment plans to many delinquent customers. Mayor Mike Duggan made the announcement not long after several ...

Sendai mayor offers disaster lessons to U.N.

Jul 11, 2014

Sendai mayor offers disaster lessons to U.N.

Sendai Mayor Emiko Okuyama believes Tohoku’s experiences with the March 2011 disaster s could help save lives worldwide. She wants to share some of the lessons learned from the tsunami and mega-quake at an international conference in the city next year. “Although Sendai is ...