Jan 20, 2014

Okinawan voters send a message

The incumbent mayor of Nago, Okinawa, has won re-election on a platform that includes opposition to a government plan to relocate the functions of a U.S. Marine air base to the Henoko district of the city.

LDP dangles cash in Nago poll

Jan 18, 2014

LDP dangles cash in Nago poll

by Eric Johnston

In a last-ditch attempt to win votes for the pro-base candidate in Sunday’s Nago mayoral election, Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba has promised voters Tokyo will set up a ¥50 billion fund to be used to revitalize the local economy. Ishiba made the ...