Tag - toru-hashimoto



Japan Times
Nov 16, 2016
Trump finds supporter in 'fellow dictator' Hashimoto
The victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election has been greeted with concern and anxiety among political and business leaders, and the general public around the globe, who fear relations with Washington will worsen under his presidency.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 14, 2016
Supreme Court upholds Osaka city's tattoo check on workers as legal
The Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that said the Osaka city office's 2012 probe into whether its workers had tattoos was legal, court officials said last week.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 3, 2016
Hashimoto to be guest lecturer at Tokyo Gov. Koike's new political school
Nippon Ishin no Kai head and Osaka Gov. Ichiro Matsui confirmed that Toru Hashimoto, the former Osaka governor and mayor who helped found the Ishin movement, will be a speaker at the new political school founded last month by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jul 6, 2016
Osaka Ishin struggling ahead of Sunday's Upper House poll
Just before the Upper House election campaign kicked off on June 22, Osaka Ishin no Kai leaders were plotting their schedules for the days leading up to Sunday's poll.
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Jun 18, 2016
Hashimoto backs away from confronting Tokyo's fierce media pack
With Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe having resigned, who will replace him is a matter of interest not only in Tokyo, but a question likely to impact the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito's fortunes in next month's Upper House election.
Jun 3, 2016
'Legal Advice Office With a Line Outside the Door';
Before he became a firebrand politician, Toru Hashimoto was a lawyer and TV personality, and one of the variety shows he often appeared on was Nippon TV's "Gyoretsu no Dekiru Horitsu Sodanjo" ("Legal Advice Office With a Line Outside the Door"; Sun., 9 p.m.). This week, another retired political firebrand...
Japan Times
Mar 27, 2016
Bearded train driver, out-of-pocket teacher and CV faker: How would they fare in court?
A look at three shiny new news items from the gossip columns that take on a different sheen when examined under the piercing light of labor law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Mar 19, 2016
A Japanese version of Trump isn't so far-fetched
"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."— H. L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 16, 2016
Osaka Ishin to campaign on local autonomy, free education in Upper House poll
Expanded local autonomy and free education until college are part of a series of proposals for constitutional revision that Osaka Ishin no Kai is finalizing in advance of this summer's Upper House election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 21, 2016
With new TV show, Osaka's Hashimoto plots return to public eye
After an absence of more than eight years, Toru Hashimoto, former Osaka mayor, governor and founder of the Ishin movement, returns to television as a regular commentator next month in what is expected to be the start of a regular series beginning in April.
Japan Times
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Jan 16, 2016
Osaka Ishin walks a tightrope under its big top
Does the fate of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts (at least in the Diet) to revise the Constitution lie in Osaka?
Jan 15, 2016
Osaka assembly passes nation's first ordinance against hate speech
The city of Osaka passed the nation's first ordinance by a major city against hate speech late Friday.
Dec 27, 2015
Hashimoto factor keeps political pundits on edge of their seats
Well, that didn't take long. Less than 24 hours after finishing as Osaka mayor, Toru Hashimoto met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Dec. 19.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 22, 2015
Osaka court rules ordinance requiring teachers to stand for 'Kimigayo' is constitutional
The Osaka District Court has ruled that a prefectural ordinance obliging teachers to stand and sing the national anthem during school ceremonies is constitutional, rejecting a lawsuit filed by a teacher saying the rule violates freedom of thought.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 20, 2015
Abe, Hashimoto discussed diplomacy, security: Suga
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and former Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto discuss the Constitution, diplomacy and national security during their meeting held in Tokyo.
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Dec 19, 2015
Curtain finally falls on the 'Toru Hashimoto Show'
"Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 19, 2015
Abe to meet ex-Osaka Mayor Hashimoto Saturday night
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to meet with former Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto on Saturday night at a Tokyo hotel, a political source said, only a day after the populist mayor left office declaring he is retiring from politics.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 18, 2015
Hashimoto's political career pauses, for now
The curtain came down on Toru Hashimoto's nearly eight-year political career Friday, with the Osaka mayor finishing his term in office.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 14, 2015
Hashimoto passes Ishin no Kai mantle to Mitsui ahead of last day in office
With Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's last day in office coming on Friday, Osaka Ishin no Kai, the national political party he also provisionally led, now faces life in the post-Hashimoto era.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 8, 2015
Split Ishin parties end long-running internal feud, agree to divvy up subsidies
Finally ending a long-running and ugly battle over political funds, Osaka-based members of Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) and those outside of the prefecture signed a statement of reconciliation Tuesday, agreeing to split the party's ¥1.5 billion in government subsidies and return money left...


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