Yamao and Inada survive scandals but Toyota is booted out

National / Politics Oct 22, 2017

Yamao and Inada survive scandals but Toyota is booted out

Sunday's Lower House election brought mixed results to politicians attempting to emerge from scandals. Shiori Yamao kept her seat despite an alleged extramarital affair that forced her to quit the opposition Democratic Party. The former prosecutor, 43, ran as an independent instead and won a third ...

Typhoon Lan delays vote-counting in west, central Japan

National / Politics Oct 22, 2017

Typhoon Lan delays vote-counting in west, central Japan

Several regional election boards said Sunday that ballot-counting for the general election would likely be delayed until at least Monday because of transport disruptions caused by Typhoon Lan. Bringing heavy rain and strong winds to western and central Japan, the powerful typhoon halted ferry services ...

Powerful typhoon threatens to drown election turnout

National Oct 21, 2017

Powerful typhoon threatens to drown election turnout

A powerful typhoon is approaching the Japanese archipelago and the stormy conditions it is projected to generate over much of the Pacific coast could lower turnout for Sunday's general election. As of Saturday afternoon, Typhoon Lan had an atmospheric pressure of 925 hectopascals and was ...