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GOVERNOR

JAPAN
Dec 12, 2014
Okinawa governor may suspend Henoko landfill work
New Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga said Friday the prefectural government will consider rescinding its approval of landfill work needed to host a contentious U.S. military base.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 25, 2014
BOJ chief watching impact of falling yen after additional easing
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Tuesday the central bank is closely watching the impact of the yen's sharp fall against other major currencies following the bank's additional monetary easing announced last month.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 30, 2014
Maine, nurse who tested negative for Ebola clash over quaratine
Maine's governor said Wednesday he would seek legal authority to enforce a 21-day quarantine on a Maine nurse who has tested negative for Ebola after treating patients in West Africa and initially was isolated in a tent in New Jersey.
JAPAN
Sep 5, 2014
Governor draws flak for naming principals of schools with high-scoring students
Shizuoka Gov. Heita Kawakatsu releases the names of 262 public elementary school principals whose students scored above average in Japanese in this year's national achievement test.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 5, 2014
Fukushima governor will not seek re-election
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Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 11, 2014
Obama-backed Hawaii governor defeated in primaries clouded by storms
Incumbent Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie was soundly defeated in the state's Democratic primary, results showed on Sunday, in an election that came as the state was cleaning up from one powerful storm and preparing for another.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 10, 2014
Incumbent Nagano Gov. Shuichi Abe wins re-election
Nagano Gov. Shuichi Abe faces down LDP and DPJ challengers, winning re-election to a second four-year term.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 23, 2014
Tokyo governor hopes to help mend Japan-South Korea ties
Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe told Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon on Wednesday that he hopes to promote dialogue and cooperation with the South Korean capital to help improve their countries' ties, soured over territorial and historical disputes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 1, 2014
Governor's wacky campaign both criticized, praised
An unusual campaign by Mieko Yoshimura, the 63-year-old governor of Yamagata Prefecture, to promote a famous local product is drawing mixed reactions from local residents.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 28, 2014
Nakaima might seek third term at helm of Okinawa
Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima said Saturday he is considering running for a third term and will make a final decision soon.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 7, 2014
Kada bows out of Shiga race
Shiga Gov. Yukiko Kada announces she will not seek a third term but will instead team up with a Lower House member to form a local, anti-nuclear political party.
BUSINESS
Apr 23, 2014
BOJ will not buy bonds indefinitely
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has said the BOJ will not buy bonds just to keep down the government's debt-servicing costs after it achieves its goal of stable 2 percent inflation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 7, 2014
Kyoto re-elects Yamada to top post
Incumbent Kyoto Gov. Keiji Yamada, 60, easily won re-election Sunday night, defeating rival Nozomu Ozaki, 59, by over a quarter of a million votes in a lackluster race.
JAPAN
Mar 22, 2014
Prosecutors raid sites linked to ex-Tokyo Gov. Inose
The investigation into ¥50 million that Naoki Inose received from a major hospital chain leads prosecutors to search locations linked to Tokyo's former governor.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 12, 2014
Masuzoe plays down Tokyo nuclear role
New Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said Wednesday he will work hard to make the capital the best city in the world, while noting that it's up to the central government whether to bring the nation's nuclear reactors back online.
EDITORIALS
Feb 10, 2014
Nuclear power remains an issue
Apparently Tokyoites want their new governor, Yoichi Masuzoe, to give full play to his experience as head of a social welfare ministry in improving the well-being of Tokyo residents.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 2, 2014
Nagasaki Gov. Nakamura wins re-election
Nagasaki Gov. Hodo Nakamura won a second four-year term Sunday after defeating a Communist challenger in the gubernatorial election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 9, 2014
Hosokawa gears up for Tokyo race
Anti-nuclear former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa is looking to run in the Feb. 9 Tokyo gubernatorial election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 7, 2014
¥50 million payment to Inose to be probed
Prosecutors are expected to launch an investigation into former Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose, who stepped down at the end of last year for taking a u00a550 million loan from one of the country's largest hospital chains.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 7, 2014
Tamogami pledges SDF disaster prep
Toshio Tamogami, a former top officer in the Air Self-Defense Force cashiered for historical revisionist comments, formally announces he will run for Tokyo governor, pledging to build a stronger disaster response system with the SDF to brace for terrorist attacks during the 2020 Olympics or a massive earthquake hitting the capital.

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