Osaka merger referendum gets underway

National / Politics Apr 27, 2015

Osaka merger referendum gets underway

by Eric Johnston

An unprecedented referendum campaign on the future of the city of Osaka kicked off Monday with appeals from Mayor Toru Hashimoto's Osaka Ishin no Kai (One Osaka) and from the major established political parties, which all oppose him. On May 17, the city's roughly 2.15 ...

Backlash fears after Scottish vote

World / Politics Sep 20, 2014

Backlash fears after Scottish vote

Scotland's "no" to independence may have saved British Prime Minister David Cameron his job, but sweeping pledges of a constitutional shake-up could undermine his re-election drive and trigger more political instability. Responding to what he called a "clear" rejection of Scottish independence on Friday, Cameron, ...