/ Mar 10, 2017

Komeito agrees to cooperate with Koike's party in Tokyo poll

Komeito has broadly agreed to cooperate with the regional political party effectively led by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike in the July 2 metropolitan assembly election, sources said Friday. Komeito, the partner of the Liberal Democratic Party in national politics, and Koike’s Tomin First no ...

Tokyo assembly panel to summon former Gov. Ishihara

/ Feb 7, 2017

Tokyo assembly panel to summon former Gov. Ishihara

A special committee of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly will summon former Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara over the suspended relocation of the capital’s landmark Tsukiji wholesale food market to a site in the reclaimed Toyosu area. Ishihara intends to attend any hearing, according to informed ...

Jul 3, 2014

Non-LDP Tokyo assembly members want sexist hecklers to confess

Forty-three members of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly support their colleague Ayaka Shiomura’s call for those who heckled her during a recent session to come forward. A survey released Wednesday received responses from 44 of the assembly’s 127 members. All 58 members from the Liberal ...