Tokyo voters split by priority shift to welfare

National / Politics Feb 9, 2014

Tokyo voters split by priority shift to welfare

Media outlets at home and abroad are playing up the Tokyo gubernatorial election as an effective public referendum on whether Japan should ditch its atomic plants, focusing on the battle between anti-nuclear candidate Morihiro Hosokawa and ex-health minister Yoichi Masuzoe, who is backed by ...

National / Politics Feb 3, 2014

Don't split vote, anti-nuke group says

by Masaaki Kameda

The two most popular anti-nuclear candidates running for Tokyo governor should decide between them who ought to drop out of the race for the good of the movement, a group of anti-nuclear activists said Monday. The 19-member group, led by journalist Satoshi Kamata, said they ...

Tokyo gubernatorial election: the main contenders

National / Politics Jan 23, 2014

Tokyo gubernatorial election: the main contenders

The following are brief profiles of major candidates in the Feb. 9 Tokyo gubernatorial election. Morihiro Hosokawa, 76 Hosokawa was prime minister from August 1993 until he resigned in April 1994 amid criticism over a ¥100 million loan he had taken 12 years earlier from parcel ...