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 ...

Business / Corporate Oct 25, 2013

Mizuho president to lose half-year pay over shady loans

Mizuho Bank President Yasuhiro Sato will be docked six months of salary over the bank's lending to people related to organized crime groups, company officials said Friday. Mizuho Bank Chairman Takashi Tsukamoto, Sato's predecessor, will step down and Satoru Nishibori, who was president when Mizuho ...