Sep 12, 2014

¥1.4 billion in Senkaku donations left unused in Tokyo's coffers

About ¥1.4 billion collected by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to purchase some of the disputed Senkaku Islands off Taiwan has not been used, metropolitan government sources said Friday. In April 2012, then Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara proposed purchasing the uninhabited islets in the East ...

Aug 19, 2014

MGM seen scouting Tokyo fish market as potential casino locale

MGM Resorts International has scouted the world’s biggest fish market as a potential site for the casino resort it wants to build in Japan, according to two sources familiar with the company’s plans. Chief Executive Officer James Murren visited central Tokyo’s Tsukiji market in ...

Ishihara to leave Ishin, form right-wing party

May 29, 2014

Ishihara to leave Ishin, form right-wing party

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Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) co-leader Shintaro Ishihara said Thursday that he will soon launch a party “more conservative” than the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, allowing torn Nippon Ishin to merge, as planned, with a center-left party and perhaps trigger a sweeping ...