In Tokyo gubernatorial poll, more color than most know

National / Politics Jul 26, 2016

In Tokyo gubernatorial poll, more color than most know

by Mizuho Aoki

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 21 ...

Tokyo gubernatorial candidate Torigoe accuses weekly of libel

National / Politics Jul 21, 2016

Tokyo gubernatorial candidate Torigoe accuses weekly of libel

Shuntaro Torigoe, the opposition block candidate in the July 31 Tokyo gubernatorial election, filed a criminal complaint Thursday with Tokyo prosecutors against a weekly magazine for libel. Lawyers for Torigoe, 76, filed the complaint against the editor of the Shukan Bunshun, alleging libel and violation ...

Editorials 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.