Jun 19, 2016

Masuzoe skips last news conference

Exiting Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe did not appear for his regular news conference on Friday, which would have been his last as leader of the capital. Masuzoe, who is set to leave office on Tuesday to take responsibility for his spending scandal, had notified ...

| Jun 17, 2016

Tokyo stocks rally on buybacks

Stocks staged a rally on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, backed by buybacks and buying on dips following the previous day’s plunge. The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 165.52 points, or 1.07 percent, to end at 15,599.66. On Thursday, the key market gauge tumbled 485.44 ...

Jun 15, 2016

Masuzoe throws in the towel

The Tokyo governor's resignation may be convenient for the ruling parties, but they still must get to work on closing the loophole in the Political Funds Control Law that led to the scandal.