Apr 6, 2015

Governors off to strong start in re-election bids

The incumbents have grabbed the lead in all 10 gubernatorial elections being held April 12, according to opinion polls and other early indicators. Unified elections are held in two waves every four years to fill governorships and municipal and prefectural assemblies across the country. ...

Nov 10, 2013

Diet OKs Abe-linked NHK board picks, raising specter of potential bias

The Diet has confirmed government-chosen nominees for leadership posts at public organizations, including NHK, with the picks for the public broadcaster’s board of governors seen as having close ties to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, triggering speculation he is seeking to consolidate his influence in ...