National / Politics Jan 8, 2015

Inoki joins four other Upper House members to form new party

Wrestler-turned-politician Antonio Inoki, who left the conservative Jisedai no To (Party for Future Generations) last month, will set up a new political party with four other Upper House lawmakers, according to sources close to the move.The new party will be named Party to Revitalize ...

Ex-Tokyo Gov. Ishihara loses Diet seat

National / Politics | DECISION 2014 Dec 15, 2014

Ex-Tokyo Gov. Ishihara loses Diet seat

Outspoken nationalist Shintaro Ishihara, supreme adviser to Jisedai no To (Party for Future Generations) and a former longtime governor of Tokyo, lost his Lower House seat in Sunday's snap election.. The 82-year-old veteran lawmaker had said he would retire from politics if he was unsuccessful ...

Brother of North Korea abductee loses

National / Politics Dec 15, 2014

Brother of North Korea abductee loses

Teruaki Masumoto, whose sister was abducted by North Korea, failed to secure a seat in Sunday's election after running on the ticket of tiny opposition group Jisedai no To (Party for Future Generations). Masumoto, 59, failed to win in both the single-seat No. 2 constituency ...