Yamao and Inada survive scandals but Toyota is booted out

National / Politics Oct 22, 2017

Yamao and Inada survive scandals but Toyota is booted out

Sunday's Lower House election brought mixed results to politicians attempting to emerge from scandals. Shiori Yamao kept her seat despite an alleged extramarital affair that forced her to quit the opposition Democratic Party. The former prosecutor, 43, ran as an independent instead and won a third ...

Spare a thought for the secretaries

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Jul 29, 2017

Spare a thought for the secretaries

by Philip Brasor

Few recent scandals have been as entertaining as Lower House lawmaker Mayuko Toyota's verbal and physical attack on her secretary as revealed in a recording leaked to the weekly magazine Shukan Shincho. With the recording coming to light in the week before the Tokyo ...

Reader Mail Jun 21, 2012

What 'international outcry'?

The June 17 Page 2 article "Oi decision draws international outcry" is very interesting with regard to the disparity between the headline and the body of the article. The headline tells us that the decision to restart two reactors at the Oi nuclear plant has ...

Editorials Mar 5, 2010

Passed budget a respite for DPJ

To the relief of the Hatoyama administration, the fiscal 2010 budget was passed by the Lower House on Tuesday. It was immediately sent to the Upper House, but it is certain to be executed from April 1, the first day of fiscal 2010. Under ...