Inose apologizes for slurring Muslims

May 1, 2013

Inose apologizes for slurring Muslims

by Masaaki Kameda

Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose on Tuesday apologized for and retracted comments perceived as critical of Islamic countries that appeared in a recent New York Times article concerning Tokyo’s 2020 bid for the Summer Olympics. The comments were taken by many as a jab at ...

Inose calls on New York to aid Olympic bid

Apr 18, 2013

Inose calls on New York to aid Olympic bid

Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose said after meeting New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday that the two sister cities will cooperate to realize the Japanese capital’s ambition of hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics. During a trip to New York, Inose told reporters that Bloomberg ...

| Jan 28, 2013

Who'll govern the governor?

A high-ranking bureaucrat of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government had this to say about new Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose: “Although he served as vice governor, it is not known whether he has the necessary political finesse. I wonder if he is capable of moving metropolitan ...