Opponent of nuclear power elected governor of Kagoshima

Jul 10, 2016

Opponent of nuclear power elected governor of Kagoshima

Anti-nuclear advocate Satoshi Mitazono was elected governor of Kagoshima Prefecture on Sunday, beating incumbent Yuichiro Ito, who agreed to the resumption of reactors at a power plant in the prefecture. “I want to make Kagoshima a prefecture that takes on challenges with a positive ...

Miyazaki governor re-elected to second term

Dec 22, 2014

Miyazaki governor re-elected to second term

Miyazaki Gov. Shunji Kono was re-elected Sunday, beating a former Lower House member and another challenger. Kono, 50, ran as an independent but with recommendations from major parties, including the Liberal Democratic Party, Komeito and the Democratic Party of Japan. He was challenged by ...

May 10, 2014

Base shift may start in fall, not spring

Japan might move up the start date for building the replacement facility for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa to this fall instead of next spring, an official said Saturday. By advancing the date, which could allow work to begin before a ...