/ Apr 9, 2013

Hashimoto to sue Asahi for story on family past

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Osaka Mayor and Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) chief Toru Hashimoto plans to sue the weekly Shukan Asahi and daily Asahi Shimbun, claiming they violated his human rights when the magazine ran an article six months ago touching on his family background.“Freedom ...

Nov 14, 2012

Weekly's Hashimoto slur ousts Asahi exec

The president of the publisher of the weekly Shukan Asahi has quit over an article that cast Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto’s family background in a negative light.Mitsuru Shinozaki, now acting president of Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc., visited Osaka City Hall and offered “deep apologies” ...