Jan 6, 2014

New Upper House lawmakers show rise in wealth

The 121 lawmakers who won seats in last July’s House of Councilors election each have about ¥37.7 million in assets on average, according to a tally that did not include stock holdings. The figure is up 25 percent from the Upper House average logged ...

Jul 22, 2013

Watami boss Watanabe, ex-Osaka Gov. Ota win seats

Miki Watanabe, former chairman of pub chain Watami Co., and former Osaka Gov. Fusae Ota were among the most prominent candidates to win seats Sunday in the proportional representation section of the Liberal Democratic Party’s Upper House ticket. Watanabe, 53, showed up at his ...