Keizo Hamada wins third term as Kagawa governor

National / Politics Aug 27, 2018

Keizo Hamada wins third term as Kagawa governor

Kagawa Gov. Keizo Hamada coasted to a third term Sunday in an uninspired election that set a record low for voter turnout. His opponent was former medical cooperative executive Eiji Himeda, 62, an independent who was backed by the Japanese Communist Party. Hamada, 66, won easily, ...

National / Politics Aug 6, 2018

Nagano Gov. Shuichi Abe cruises to third term

Nagano Gov. Shuichi Abe was re-elected to a third term Sunday after receiving wide support from the ruling and major opposition parties. The 57-year-old independent, who was backed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative Liberal Democratic Party, easily defeated fellow independent and former Ueda Municipal ...