Chiba Mayor Kumagai wins third four-year term

/ May 29, 2017

Chiba Mayor Kumagai wins third four-year term

Chiba Mayor Toshihito Kumagai on Sunday easily won re-election to a third four-year term as voters backed the administrative and fiscal reforms he has promoted for the past eight years. Kumagai, 39, defeated Takashi Ono, 48, who was backed by the Japanese Communist Party, to ...

/ May 22, 2017

Shimizu cruises to third term in Saitama mayoral race

Saitama Mayor Hayato Shimizu was re-elected to a third term over the weekend, decisively defeating his two rivals. Shimizu, 55, ran on his accomplishments in administrative and fiscal reform in Sunday's election. Running as an independent, he was backed by Democratic Party members of the Diet ...

Nation's youngest mayor acquitted of bribery in Gifu

/ Mar 6, 2015

Nation's youngest mayor acquitted of bribery in Gifu

The nation's youngest mayor has been acquitted of bribery amid doubts about his accuser's claims. Hiroto Fujii, the 30-year-old mayor of Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, was found not guilty Thursday by the Nagoya District Court of receiving bribes from a groundwater supply company to install a ...