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. ...

Renho aims to run for DPJ president

Dec 24, 2014

Renho aims to run for DPJ president

Former government revitalization minister Renho, who goes by just one name, said Wednesday she aims to run in the Democratic Party of Japan’s presidential election next month. “I will certainly try (to join the race),” the former television personality told reporters. But she said ...

Dec 12, 2014

Sierra Leone president makes Ebola plea to tribal chiefs

Sierra Leone’s president implored the country’s traditional leaders on Thursday to stop cultural practices that have been blamed for spreading Ebola, like burials that involve touching corpses. Officials have said up to 70 percent of new infections in Sierra Leone are linked to unsafe ...