Dec 4, 2013

Inose's explanation is unconvincing

It's the duty of Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose to give a convincing account of how he came to borrow ¥50 million interest-free "for personal use" from the scandal-tainted Tokushukai hospital group last year.

Inose apologizes to cantankerous assembly

Nov 29, 2013

Inose apologizes to cantankerous assembly

by Masaaki Kameda

Embattled Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose apologized Friday for “causing concerns and troubles” among Tokyo citizens over a money scandal but refused to step down. Inose attended a metropolitan assembly session for the first time since the scandal involving an alleged ¥50 million loan from ...

Nov 25, 2013

Activists file criminal complaint against Tokyo governor

A citizens’ group has filed a criminal complaint against Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose for receiving ¥50 million from a hospital chain at the center of his campaign money scandal, sources said Monday. The group headed by Tamaki Mitsui, a former public prosecutor, sent the ...

Hospital source disputes Inose's loan story

Nov 25, 2013

Hospital source disputes Inose's loan story

Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose sought a ¥100 million donation before last year’s gubernatorial election from the hospital organization currently at the center of a major fraud scandal, a source close to the group said, challenging the governor’s claim that he never asked for that ...

Inose denies hospital funds coverup

Nov 22, 2013

Inose denies hospital funds coverup

by Tomohiro Osaki

Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose denied Friday that he deliberately whitewashed his annual report on political funds last year and said money he accepted from the scandal-tainted Tokushukai hospital chain before his gubernatorial campaign last December was strictly for “personal purposes.” Because it was his ...

Nov 16, 2013

Tokyo teachers to study abroad

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will send some 200 Japanese and other non-native English teachers to study at foreign universities for three months in fiscal 2014, Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose announced. The capital will lead state reforms in English-language education in the run-up to the ...