Tokyo votes to elect new governor after scandals

/ Jul 31, 2016

Tokyo votes to elect new governor after scandals

Tokyo residents were voting Sunday for a new governor, who will have to manage problem-plagued preparations for the 2020 Olympics after financial scandals forced the last two incumbents to quit.The major challenge facing the winner is managing the run-up to Tokyo’s troubled hosting of ...

In Tokyo gubernatorial poll, more color than most know

/ Jul 26, 2016

In Tokyo gubernatorial poll, more color than most know

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What do a onetime Arabic translator, an advocate of decentralization and a former Tehran correspondent have in common?They’re all the leading candidates in Sunday’s Tokyo gubernatorial election. Yuriko Koike, Hiroya Masuda and Shuntaro Torigoe are the front-runners in a race that features a record ...

Jul 20, 2016

The election showdown in Tokyo

Tokyo voters have a big decision to make, and the party affiliations of the leading candidates for governor should be the least of their worries.