Will Tokyo become Hashimoto's Wonderland?

| Nov 14, 2015

Will Tokyo become Hashimoto's Wonderland?

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“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”— Alice Liddell from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” Six months have passed since Toru Hashimoto announced that when his term as Osaka mayor ends next month, he would retire ...

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 off ...

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's new party debuts

/ Oct 31, 2015

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's new party debuts

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With the launch of Osaka Ishin no Kai on Saturday, which aims to take control of the Lower House within five years, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto kicked off his latest attempt to build an Osaka-based national political movement.But with mounting legal problems between Hashimoto ...