Dec 10, 2015

Ex-Prime Minister Koizumi slams Abe's 'forceful' approach

Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has criticized incumbent Shinzo Abe’s political stance, calling it “forceful” in an interview with a monthly magazine that hit newsstands Thursday. “He always gets things done forcefully,” Koizumi argued. “He appears to be in a rush.” Referring to the ...

Ex-PMs visit Hakodate to stop nuke plant

Oct 29, 2015

Ex-PMs visit Hakodate to stop nuke plant

Former prime ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Morihiro Hosokawa on Thursday visited the northern Japanese city of Hakodate in response to it filing a lawsuit to suspend the construction of a nearby nuclear power plant. The two former prime ministers, who have become stern anti-nuclear ...