National / Politics Feb 10, 2014

Tamogami finds some support in younger generation

by Masaaki Kameda

He may have lost the Tokyo gubernatorial election Sunday, but Toshio Tamogami appears to have won over younger voters who favored the hawkish former Air Self-Defense Force general more than middle-aged and elderly voters did, according to media exit polls. However, experts caution it's too ...

Business Feb 10, 2014

Anti-nuke candidates' loss elates biz chiefs

Business leaders welcomed former health minister Yoichi Masuzoe's victory Sunday in the Tokyo gubernatorial election, which represented a victory in their efforts to prevent the anti-nuclear lobby from harming their interests. "We are hoping that the new governor will work well with the state on ...

Masuzoe sets sights on 2020 Olympics

National / Politics Feb 10, 2014

Masuzoe sets sights on 2020 Olympics

Former health minister Yoichi Masuzoe said Monday he would lead the capital in preparing for the 2020 Olympics and address rising welfare costs as Tokyo's new governor. "I feel a very grave sense of responsibility. I'll brace myself and do my best," Masuzoe, 65, told ...

National Feb 10, 2014

People living near nuclear plants voice hope, caution over Masuzoe

Residents of communities that host nuclear power plants were both hopeful and wary about former health minister Yoichi Masuzoe winning the Tokyo gubernatorial election Sunday. Some said they expect Masuzoe, 65, to exercise leadership in energy policy as the new governor and will urge him ...