Maldives president safe after boat blast; foul play ruled out

Sep 29, 2015

Maldives president safe after boat blast; foul play ruled out

An explosion ripped through a speed boat carrying Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday injuring his wife and two others but leaving him unhurt, though authorities ruled out the possibility of an assassination attempt. A mechanical issue was the probable cause but is yet ...

JA-Zenchu picks Okuno as new president

Aug 11, 2015

JA-Zenchu picks Okuno as new president

The Central Union of Agricultural Cooperatives, or JA-Zenchu, elected Choe Okuno as its new president during an extraordinary general meeting Tuesday. Okuno, 68, head of the agricultural cooperative union in Mie Prefecture, defeated one opponent, Toru Nakaya, head of the union in Wakayama Prefecture. ...