• Kyodo, Staff Report

  • SHARE

Shintaro Ishihara, Tokyo’s former governor and the outspoken new president of Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party), will run in the capital’s proportional representation block in next month’s general election, the party’s founder, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, announced Sunday.

Appearing on a TV program, Hashimoto said Ishihara, who merged his Taiyo no To (The Sunrise Party) group with Ishin no Kai on Saturday to create a third force in the nation’s politics, does not plan to seek election to the House of Representatives by running in any single-seat constituency.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)