/ Dec 6, 2015

Matsui reportedly to succeed Hashimoto as Osaka Ishin leader

Osaka Ishin no Kai (One Osaka) is considering picking its secretary-general, Ichiro Matsui, who is also governor of Osaka Prefecture, to succeed Toru Hashimoto as party leader. Former Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Toranosuke Katayama, an Osaka Ishin lawmaker in the Upper House, will ...

Nov 25, 2015

Ramifications of Osaka elections

Osaka Ishin no Kai's big win in Sunday's elections had national repercussions, but it still needs to work with the opposition to get anything done at the local level.

Election wins energize Osaka Ishin

/ Nov 23, 2015

Election wins energize Osaka Ishin


The landslide victories scored Sunday by Osaka Ishin no Kai (One Osaka) in the gubernatorial and mayoral elections give its new national counterpart a strong advantage in recruiting for next summer's Upper House election and have the establishment parties on their heels.

Four file to run for Osaka mayor

/ Nov 9, 2015

Four file to run for Osaka mayor

Four people have filed to run in the Nov. 22 mayoral election in the city of Osaka, where key campaign issues will include whether the plan to merge the city with Osaka Prefecture should be revived. The official campaign period for the race kicked ...