Osaka aims to hold referendum on metropolis plan on Nov. 1

National Jun 10, 2020

Osaka aims to hold referendum on metropolis plan on Nov. 1

Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui said Wednesday he will aim to hold a referendum on Nov. 1 on whether to restructure the city into a metropolis like Tokyo to achieve more effective governance. Matsui said that the referendum for the Osaka metropolis plan will be held ...

Osaka asks for raincoats as medical workers short of anti-virus gear

National Apr 15, 2020

Osaka asks for raincoats as medical workers short of anti-virus gear

The Osaka Municipal Government requested Tuesday that citizens offer unused raincoats as an alternative to protective gear that is in short supply at medical institutions amid a surge in coronavirus infections. In issuing the request, Mayor Ichiro Matsui said medical professionals at some institutions in ...