/ Dec 19, 2015

Abe to meet ex-Osaka Mayor Hashimoto Saturday night

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to meet with former Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto on Saturday night at a Tokyo hotel, a political source said, only a day after the populist mayor left office declaring he is retiring from politics. Also set to attend the ...

Hashimoto's political career pauses, for now

/ Dec 18, 2015

Hashimoto's political career pauses, for now


The curtain came down on Toru Hashimoto’s nearly eight-year political career Friday, with the Osaka mayor finishing his term in office. But few expect Hashimoto to stay retired from politics long, with speculation growing that he will head to Tokyo sometime next year, either ...