Fans reportedly handed out by Matsushima prove hot auction items

Oct 21, 2014

Fans reportedly handed out by Matsushima prove hot auction items

Fans boasted as having been handed out by ex-Justice Minister Midori Matsushima in her Tokyo electoral district are fetching more than ¥10,000 on a major Internet auction site. The “uchiwa” started appearing on Yahuoku (Yahoo Japan’s online auction site) soon after the Democratic Party ...

Secret Service chief resigns over security breaches

Oct 2, 2014

Secret Service chief resigns over security breaches

The director of the U.S. Secret Service resigned Wednesday following a string of lapses by the elite presidential protection branch, including one in which an intruder ran through the front door of the White House. “Today, Julia Pierson, the director of the United States ...

Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

Jul 25, 2014

Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country’s starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. Yatsenyuk, a supporter of closer ties with Europe and a ...

Jul 23, 2014

Hokkaido politician quits after causing trouble on flight

A member of the Hokkaido Prefectural Assembly resigned Tuesday after causing trouble on an international flight. “I apologize for the blunder,” Yasunori Obata, 65, from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, told a news conference. His resignation was immediately accepted by the assembly speaker. According ...