Norihisa Satake re-elected as Akita governor

National / Politics Apr 9, 2017

Norihisa Satake re-elected as Akita governor

Akita Gov. Norihisa Satake was re-elected Sunday, beating two challengers. Satake, a 69-year-old former mayor of the city of Akita, is an independent who was backed in the election by Komeito, the Liberal Democratic Party's local chapter and the Social Democratic Party. The campaign was dominated ...

National Feb 10, 2016

Cat-loving Akita governor plans new animal shelter

Akita Prefecture Gov. Norihisa Satake, who once received a pet cat as a gift from Russian President Vladimir Putin, is spearheading plans for a new animal shelter in the area. Under the plan, the facility would be built on a 6,200-sq.-meter lot within a park ...