Kumamoto Gov. Ikuo Kabashima re-elected to fourth term

National / Politics Mar 23, 2020

Kumamoto Gov. Ikuo Kabashima re-elected to fourth term

Ikuo Kabashima won a fourth term in the Kumamoto gubernatorial election Sunday, defeating a challenger backed by the local chapter of the minor opposition Social Democratic Party. Voter turnout stood at 45.03 percent, lower than for the previous gubernatorial election in the prefecture in 2016. ...

B. League boosts Kumamoto recovery

Basketball / B. League | HOOP SCOOP Feb 2, 2018

B. League boosts Kumamoto recovery

by Ed Odeven

Sometimes, the combined efforts of government officials, volunteers, local residents and sports leagues team up to produce a certifiable winner. Such was the case with the second annual B. League All-Star Game on Jan. 15 at Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium. All in all, the weekend was ...

National / Politics Mar 27, 2016

Incumbent Kumamoto governor wins re-election for third term

Kumamoto Gov. Ikuo Kabashima won re-election for a third four-year term Sunday, defeating two fresh challengers, according to a Kyodo News projection. Kabashima, 69, was backed by the local chapters of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito. He faced challenges from Seishi ...