SDP reappoints three top executives


The Social Democratic Party on Saturday reappointed Yasumasa Shigeno as secretary general, its No. 2 post, as the minor opposition party wrapped up its two-day convention.

The SDP also decided Saturday to reappoint Tomoko Abe as its policy head and Kantoku Teruya as Diet affairs chiefs.

On Friday, Mizuho Fukushima won a fifth term as SDP leader and expressed hope of expanding the party at the next general election.