LDP candidate secures Tokuda's seat in Kagoshima

/ Apr 28, 2014

LDP candidate secures Tokuda's seat in Kagoshima

Former Kagoshima Prefectural Assembly chief Masuo Kaneko won a seat in the House of Representatives in Sunday’s by-election, defeating independent Akashi Uchikoshi, who was backed by the Democratic Party of Japan. A member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Kaneko, 67, was also backed by ...

/ Feb 13, 2014

Another Tokuda sister cops to poll violation

Another elder sister of independent House of Representatives member Takeshi Tokuda pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally helping her brother's election campaign in 2012. Narumi Koshizawa, 50, allegedly provided cash or airline tickets worth ¥150 million to employees of the Tokushukai hospital group in a bid ...

Rightist: I got Inose loan

/ Jan 18, 2014

Rightist: I got Inose loan

The leader of a rightist group said Saturday that Naoki Inose gave him ¥5 million shortly after being elected Tokyo governor in December 2012 for arranging a meeting he had with the founder of the nation's top hospital group, whose dubious ¥50 million loan ...

/ 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 ...

Tokyo election board picks Feb. 9 for governor's race

/ Dec 25, 2013

Tokyo election board picks Feb. 9 for governor's race

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The special election to pick the successor to Naoki Inose as Tokyo governor will be held Feb. 9, the metropolitan election board announced Wednesday, while speculation continued over potential candidates. Potential names swirling in the rumor mill include former health minister Yoichi Masuzoe, ex-Lower House ...