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GOVERNOR

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 28, 2016
Tokyo race front-runners seen as short on plans for day care, Olympics
As Tokyo residents gear up to vote in Sunday's gubernatorial election, candidates are making last-ditch bids for ballots.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 26, 2016
In Tokyo gubernatorial poll, more color than most know
What do a onetime Arabic translator, an advocate of decentralization and a former Tehran correspondent have in common?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 25, 2016
Koike gaining momentum in Tokyo gubernatorial race, survey shows
Former Defense Minister Yuriko Koike is gaining the upper hand, followed by former internal affairs minister Hiroya Masuda and veteran journalist Shuntaro Torigoe.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 22, 2016
Abe's boys club makes mockery of 'womenomics'
If Shinzo Abe cared about gender equality he would back Yuriko Koike's bid to be Tokyo's first female governor.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 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.
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 18, 2016
Poll finds Koike, Torigoe leading Tokyo gubernatorial race, but 40% of voters undecided
Former defense minister Yuriko Koike and veteran journalist Shuntaro Torigoe are leading the race to become Tokyo governor, with former internal affairs minister Hiroya Masuda in third place, according to the latest Kyodo News survey.
JAPAN
Jul 15, 2016
Online popularity of Tokyo gubernatorial candidates largely depends on when they joined the race
There is a wide disparity in the popularity of the social networking accounts of Tokyo gubernatorial election candidates, depending apparently on when each contender joined the race.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 14, 2016
Campaign kicks off for Tokyo governor race
At the close of nominations at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 people had put their names forward to become the capital's next leader.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 14, 2016
Tokyo voters seek out corruption-free governor
As the Tokyo gubernatorial election kicked off Thursday, voters said they were looking for a clean, corruption-free governor after the last two — Naoki Inose and Yoichi Masuzoe — resigned over money scandals.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 13, 2016
Utsunomiya withdraws from Tokyo gubernatorial race to boost opposition-supported Torigoe
One day before campaigning kicks off in Tokyo's gubernatorial election, major contender Kenji Utsunomiya withdraws to give the opposition a better chance.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 11, 2016
LDP's Masuda gets official Tokyo gubernatorial nod as former commentator Koga weighs DP bid
Former internal affairs minister Hiroya Masuda officially joined the Tokyo gubernatorial race Monday after receiving the backing of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's Tokyo chapter, while a torrent of other candidates appeared ready to join him in throwing their hats into the ring.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 8, 2016
TV star Ishida announces intention to run for Tokyo governor
Ishida said he wouldn't go out of his way to seek endorsement from the opposition but wanted to stand against “Abe's monolithic administration.”
EDITORIALS
May 26, 2016
Masuzoe's questionable conduct
The Diet needs to plug a gaping loophole in the Political Funds Control Law so politicians cannot use political money for private purposes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 8, 2016
Ex-ASDF chief denies misusing political funds
Toshio Tamogami, a former Air Self-Defense Force chief whose office was searched on suspicion of using political funds for private purposes, told reporters Tuesday the accusation was false.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 20, 2015
Tokyo governor lashes out at Abe administration for Olympic stadium turmoil
Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe blasted the education and sports ministry and lawmakers for trying to push ahead with the costly National Stadium plan before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scrapped it.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jun 25, 2015
Confederate flags removed from Alabama capitol on governor's orders
The governor of Alabama ordered Confederate flags removed from the grounds of the Southern state's Capitol building, his office said on Wednesday, joining a growing movement of politicians to spurn the emblem widely associated with slavery.
WORLD
Apr 7, 2015
Oregon governor's drought emergency declaration expanded
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a drought emergency on Monday in three southern and central Oregon counties, expanding upon earlier drought declarations the Democrat made in March, as the state faces record low snowpack levels.
JAPAN
Jan 27, 2015
Panel to check former governor's OK of Futenma transfer
In a bid to block the planned relocation of the Futenma military base within Okinawa, the prefectural government has created a panel to examine the last governor's approval of the offshore landfill project for the new site.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 15, 2015
New Saga governor reconsiders Osprey deployment proposal
New Saga Gov. Yoshinori Yamaguchi said Wednesday he will undertake a new review of the proposal to militarize Saga airport by letting the Ground Self-Defense Force deploy a fleet of Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft there.

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