Masuzoe seen leading race for Tokyo governor

Feb 4, 2014

Masuzoe seen leading race for Tokyo governor

Endorsed by local assembly members from the Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner, New Komeito, former Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Yoichi Masuzoe is leading other candidates in the Tokyo gubernatorial race, an analysis of the campaigning by Jiji Press shows. Tokyo residents ...

Feb 3, 2014

Don't split vote, anti-nuke group says

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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 ...

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, ...