Jan 23, 2014

Can't bury the nuclear issue

The Feb. 9 Tokyo gubernatorial election will not only decide the leader of the nation's capital but also indicate whether Japan will rely on nuclear power.

Tokyo gubernatorial election: the main contenders

Jan 23, 2014

Tokyo gubernatorial election: the main contenders

The following are brief profiles of major candidates in the Feb. 9 Tokyo gubernatorial election. Morihiro Hosokawa, 76 Hosokawa was prime minister from August 1993 until he resigned in April 1994 amid criticism over a ¥100 million loan he had taken 12 years earlier ...

Hosokawa eyes no nukes by 2020

Jan 18, 2014

Hosokawa eyes no nukes by 2020

Former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa will pledge in his campaign for the Feb. 9 Tokyo gubernatorial election to set out a road map for Japan to break with nuclear power generation by 2020, according to a close aide. “By making 2020 his target year, ...

Jan 16, 2014

Election spotlight on nuclear power

Expect the question of whether Japan should rely on nuclear power generation in the future to be a main theme of the Feb. 9 Tokyo gubernatorial election after former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa announced his candidacy.

Hosokawa to run, gets nuke foe Koizumi's nod

Jan 14, 2014

Hosokawa to run, gets nuke foe Koizumi's nod

Former Prime Minister Mo­ri­hi­ro Ho­so­ka­wa, on his 76th birthday, announces that he will run for Tokyo governor after securing the backing of fellow former Prime Minister Jun­i­chi­ro Koi­zu­mi.