Rightist: I got Inose loan

National / Politics Jan 18, 2014

Rightist: I got Inose loan

The leader of a rightist group said Saturday that Naoki Inose gave him ¥5 million shortly after being elected Tokyo governor in December 2012 for arranging a meeting he had with the founder of the nation's top hospital group, whose dubious ¥50 million loan ...

Tamogami pledges SDF disaster prep

National / Politics Jan 7, 2014

Tamogami pledges SDF disaster prep

by Ayako Mie

Toshio Tamogami, a former top officer in the Air Self-Defense Force cashiered for historical revisionist comments, formally announces he will run for Tokyo governor, pledging to build a stronger disaster response system with the SDF to brace for terrorist attacks during the 2020 Olympics ...

National / Politics Dec 28, 2013

Utsunomiya to run for governor again

Kenji Utsunomiya, former head of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, said Saturday that he intends to run in the Tokyo gubernatorial election Feb. 9, making him the first candidate to emerge since Gov. Naoki Inose resigned earlier this month. Utsunomiya, 67, was runner-up to ...