The first missteps for Japan's first lady

/ | Mar 11, 2017

The first missteps for Japan's first lady

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On Feb. 27, Democratic Party lawmaker Kiyomi Tsujimoto submitted questions to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party about the activities of Akie Abe, the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in regard to her relationship with Moritomo Gakuen, a controversial corporate body that wants to ...

Fukushima nuclear crisis far from over, Kan says

/ Jan 28, 2016

Fukushima nuclear crisis far from over, Kan says

Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Tuesday the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant is not over five years since a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered the meltdowns.“There is no doubt” radioactive materials have been seeping into the sea after mixing ...

/ Dec 3, 2015

Ex-Prime Minister Kan loses libel suit against Abe

A Japanese court rejected Thursday an ¥11 million damages claim filed by former Prime Minister Naoto Kan over alleged defamation through an email newsletter by incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that discussed how Kan responded to the 2011 nuclear disaster.In the lawsuit filed with ...

/ | Dec 15, 2014

Kan humbled, manages to get last seat in poll

After struggling throughout his campaign, ex-Prime Minister Naoto Kan, a former leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, won the last seat in Sunday’s national election, which saw candidates vying for the 475 seats in the Lower House.Like the last election two years ago, ...

Aug 26, 2014

Kan seeks full disclosure of testimony on nuclear crisis

Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan called Tuesday for the full disclosure of testimony regarding the Fukushima nuclear crisis, including that of plant chief Masao Yoshida.Kan, prime minister during the March 2011 disaster, welcomed the Abe administration’s decision to release Yoshida’s testimony in September. “It ...