Japan's new consumer office to get ¥470 million in budget

National Dec 17, 2020

Japan's new consumer office to get ¥470 million in budget

A strategic office that Japan's Consumer Affairs Agency set up in Tokushima Prefecture is expected to receive ¥470 million in budget allocation for fiscal 2021, which starts next April, according to sources. The Strategic Headquarters for Frontiers of Consumer Policy was set up in July ...

Youngest female mayor in Japan elected in Tokushima

National / Politics Apr 6, 2020

Youngest female mayor in Japan elected in Tokushima

Sawako Naito, a 36-year-old independent rookie, was elected head of the city of Tokushima on Sunday, becoming the youngest female mayor in Japan. Naito, who leads a community development group, defeated incumbent Mayor Akiyoshi Endo, 64, by 41,247 votes to 39,248. Voter turnout fell to 38.88 ...