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, ...

/ May 22, 2017

Shimizu cruises to third term in Saitama mayoral race

Saitama Mayor Hayato Shimizu was re-elected to a third term over the weekend, decisively defeating his two rivals. Shimizu, 55, ran on his accomplishments in administrative and fiscal reform in Sunday’s election. Running as an independent, he was backed by Democratic Party members of ...

Four file to run for Osaka mayor

/ Nov 9, 2015

Four file to run for Osaka mayor

Four people have filed to run in the Nov. 22 mayoral election in the city of Osaka, where key campaign issues will include whether the plan to merge the city with Osaka Prefecture should be revived. The official campaign period for the race kicked ...