Kawakatsu cruises to third term in Shizuoka gubernatorial election

/ Jun 26, 2017

Kawakatsu cruises to third term in Shizuoka gubernatorial election

Shizuoka Gov. Heita Kawakatsu won a third four-year term Sunday, beating Olympic judo silver medalist Noriko Mizoguchi, the local election board said.The 68-year-old independent enjoyed a comfortable lead throughout the campaign and was supported by the prefectural chapter of the opposition Democratic Party and ...

British PM May's top aides quit after election disaster

/ Jun 10, 2017

British PM May's top aides quit after election disaster

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s two closest aides announced their resignations Saturday after a crushing electoral setback that left her authority in tatters.Senior members of the ruling Conservative party had reportedly made the departure of Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill a condition of allowing ...

Chiba Mayor Kumagai wins third four-year term

/ May 29, 2017

Chiba Mayor Kumagai wins third four-year term

Chiba Mayor Toshihito Kumagai on Sunday easily won re-election to a third four-year term as voters backed the administrative and fiscal reforms he has promoted for the past eight years.Kumagai, 39, defeated Takashi Ono, 48, who was backed by the Japanese Communist Party, to ...