Ex-Tokyo Gov. Ishihara loses Diet seat

National / Politics | DECISION 2014 Dec 15, 2014

Ex-Tokyo Gov. Ishihara loses Diet seat

Outspoken nationalist Shintaro Ishihara, supreme adviser to Jisedai no To (Party for Future Generations) and a former longtime governor of Tokyo, lost his Lower House seat in Sunday's snap election.. The 82-year-old veteran lawmaker had said he would retire from politics if he was unsuccessful ...

Brother of North Korea abductee loses

National / Politics Dec 15, 2014

Brother of North Korea abductee loses

Teruaki Masumoto, whose sister was abducted by North Korea, failed to secure a seat in Sunday's election after running on the ticket of tiny opposition group Jisedai no To (Party for Future Generations). Masumoto, 59, failed to win in both the single-seat No. 2 constituency ...

National / Politics | DECISION 2014 Dec 15, 2014

Kan humbled, manages to get last seat in poll

After struggling throughout his campaign, ex-Prime Minister Naoto Kan, a former leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, won the last seat in Sunday's national election, which saw candidates vying for the 475 seats in the Lower House.Like the last election two years ago, ...