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TORU HASHIMOTO

JAPAN / Politics
May 16, 2013
Hashimoto sticks to guns on sex slaves
Osaka politician Toru Hashimoto refuses to retract his remarks justifying the use of 'comfort woman' during the war and the need for legal brothels in Okinawa for U.S. service members.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 16, 2013
Seoul envoy: Mayor is odd man out
The South Korean ambassador to Japan slams Toru Hashimoto for his remarks justifying Japan's wartime sex slave system, saying the Osaka mayor lacks historical knowledge and regard for the rights of women.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 16, 2013
Okinawa women's groups condemn Hashimoto justification of sex slaves
Women's groups and other parties in Okinawa Prefecture on Wednesday protested Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's contentious remarks about the wartime sex slaves, with some calling for his immediate resignation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
May 15, 2013
Hashimoto takes flak for sex slave rationale
The backlash against Osaka political maverick Toru Hashimoto escalates over his remarks justifying Japan's wartime sex slave system and his suggestion that U.S. soldiers in Okinawa use more prostitutes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 14, 2013
Hashimoto struggles to keep Nippon Ishin no Kai relevant, distinct from LDP
The survival of Nippon Ishin no Kai is thrown into doubt as coleader Toru Hashimoto gropes for ways to keep it relevant and distinct from the ruling LDP.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 30, 2013
Hashimoto eyes tieup with Okinawa group favoring Futenma base plan
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, coleader of Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party), is expected to sign a policy agreement with a local Okinawa political group that supports relocation of the Futenma military base within the prefecture.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 9, 2013
Hashimoto to sue Asahi for story on family past
Osaka Mayor and Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) chief Toru Hashimoto plans to sue the weekly Shukan Asahi and daily Asahi Shimbun, claiming they violated his human rights when the magazine ran an article six months ago touching on his family background.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 4, 2013
Nippon Ishin, LDP ally on separate paths
As Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) gears up for this summer's Upper House election, its relationship with New Komeito, especially over constitutional revision, has come under increased pressure.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 30, 2013
Nippon Ishin unveils new platform at convention
Nippon Ishin no Kai introduces candidates for the Upper House election and a new platform that calls for revising the 'Occupation Constitution' at its first-ever convention.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 26, 2013
Osaka city survey on labor plans ruled illegal
A prefectural labor panel rules that the mandatory questionnaire that the Osaka Municipal Government issued to its employees about their union activities constituted an unfair and illegal labor practice.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 5, 2013
Rift-plagued Nippon Ishin eyes 200 for poll
Although more than 200 people nationwide have expressed interest in running as Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) candidates in the July Upper House election, internal tensions have once again raised questions about the party's stability.
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JAPAN / Society
Jan 29, 2013
Mayor issues ultimatum over suicide
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto is prepared to resign if the municipal board of education didn't cancel special sports-major slots at a high school where a student committed suicide in December.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 25, 2013
Nippon Ishin, Your Party to cooperate in summer poll; no merger yet
Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) and Your Party will cooperate in this summer's Upper House election by not running candidates against each other in the same district.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 18, 2013
Hashimoto to colead Nippon Ishin in bid to heal rift over Ishihara
Osaka Mayor and Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) founder Toru Hashimoto will be appointed coleader of the party in a move designed to heal the rift between the Osaka faction and Shintaro Ishihara that is threatening the party's prospects in this summer's Upper House election.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LIGHT GIST
Dec 25, 2012
The year in quotes: 25 windows on the way things were in 2012
It was a year dominated by Japan's spats with its most powerful neighbors, China and South Korea, over tiny specks in the sea, and by national soul-searching over nuclear power and the calamity that struck Japan in March 2011. It ended with the stunning political resurrection of the Liberal Democratic...
JAPAN
Nov 16, 2012
Ishihara-Kawamura tieup rattles Hashimoto
Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) head Toru Hashimoto expressed criticism and disappointment Thursday over an agreement between former Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara's Taiyo no To (The Sunrise Party) and Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura's Genzei Nippon (Tax Reduction Japan) to unite ahead of the...
JAPAN
Nov 14, 2012
Weekly's Hashimoto slur ousts Asahi exec
The president of the publisher of the weekly Shukan Asahi has quit over an article that cast Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's family background in a negative light.
Japan Times
LIFE
Sep 23, 2012
Antidancing law out of step with Japan's youth culture
Many in Japan's large and lively dance community centered on hip-hop, house and other styles are becoming increasingly upset at what appears to be a police crackdown on an essential part of their lives.

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