Ex-minister Hosono to leave opposition Democratic Party

National / Politics Aug 4, 2017

Ex-minister Hosono to leave opposition Democratic Party

Former Environment Minister Goshi Hosono said Friday he will leave the struggling Democratic Party to form a new group, the latest setback for the main opposition party since the abrupt resignation of its leader last week. "I will leave the party and rise with resolve ...

National / Politics Jan 20, 2015

Hosono, Nagatsuma, Renho named as DPJ executives

The Democratic Party of Japan's new president on Tuesday named Goshi Hosono as party policy chief and appointed Akira Nagatsuma and Renho as deputy presidents. Katsuya Okada's appointment of prominent party figures presents an image of unity as the DPJ tries to regain public trust. Hosono, ...