Campaigning for Nagoya mayoral race begins

National / Politics Apr 11, 2021

Campaigning for Nagoya mayoral race begins

Official campaigning for the Nagoya mayoral election started Sunday, with incumbent Takashi Kawamura facing three challengers. The April 25 contest will effectively be a fight between Kawamura, 72, and his primary challenger, Toshiaki Yokoi, 59, a former city assembly member backed by the ruling Liberal ...

Tepco picks new young leader Kobayakawa to take reins of reform

Business / Corporate Mar 31, 2017

Tepco picks new young leader Kobayakawa to take reins of reform

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said Friday it will appoint Tomoaki Kobayakawa, the 53-year-old head of the group's electricity retail arm, as president, rejuvenating top management amid increasing pressure for corporate reform. The operator of the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant also named ...