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TORU HASHIMOTO

JAPAN / Politics
Sep 9, 2015
Will he, won't he? Osaka Mayor Hashimoto keeps public guessing about future role in politics
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto continues to fuel speculation that his political career will not end in November and that he might end up as an outside adviser to, or even a non-elected member of, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet by the end of the year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 7, 2015
Hashimoto's new national party likely to closely resemble Ishin no To
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's new national political party, expected to be launched next month, will pursue the same basic neoliberal economic and structural reform policies as those of Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party).
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 5, 2015
Osaka political jockeying continues as speculation grows Hashimoto may run in Upper House poll
Behind-the-scenes maneuvering in Osaka to create a new national political party and secure candidates for November's mayoral and gubernatorial elections continued in Osaka last week, with speculation growing that Mayor Toru Hashimoto will seek to run in next summer's Upper House poll.
EDITORIALS
Sep 1, 2015
Yet another opposition shake-up
The breakup of Ishin no To opens up a new chapter in the saga of the opposition camp, which has remained splintered since the DPJ fell from power in 2012.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Sep 1, 2015
Hashimoto continues to wrestle for support
The breakup of Ishin no To and the announcement by Toru Hashimoto that he plans to launch a new party once again exposes the deep rift between his Osaka followers and his detractors.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 30, 2015
12 Osaka-based Ishin no To Diet members expected to join Toru Hashimoto's new national party
Other Diet members will be asked to follow and join by Oct. 20, reports quoting unnamed party sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 29, 2015
Ex-Ishin no To founder Hashimoto aims to form new party by mid-December
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, the founder of Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) who left the party Thursday, said Saturday he intends to create a new party by mid-December, with most Osaka-based Ishin members considering joining it.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 27, 2015
Hashimoto, Matsui leaving Ishin no To as split in party worsens
The pair, who founded the party, said they were leaving to concentrate on local politics in Osaka ? a move certain to weaken the second largest opposition force.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 26, 2015
Osaka governor demands Ishin no To secretary-general resign as party division intensifies
Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party), the second largest opposition party, is on the brink of disintegration once again as a confrontation between its Osaka-based and Tokyo-based members intensified Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / KANSAI PERSPECTIVE
Aug 23, 2015
As Hashimoto's reign nears end, a divisive legacy remains
Assuming he does not once again change his mind and seek re-election, the curtain on Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's local political career falls on Nov. 22, when voters elect a new mayor and governor.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Aug 11, 2015
Osaka to send letter to San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue
The Osaka Municipal Government will ask San Francisco's city council to carefully examine a resolution that supports establishment of a statue honoring the "comfort women" who worked at wartime Japanese military brothels, officials said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 26, 2015
Osaka merger, rejected by referendum, is not dead yet
Hang on. Haven't we seen this movie before?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / KANSAI PERSPECTIVE
Jul 26, 2015
Hashimoto's proposed Kansai-centric party no easy sell in region, where rivalries limit appeal
No stranger to making headlines and raising eyebrows in politics, the fiery Toru Hashimoto did it again on July 4.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 6, 2015
Hashimoto raises prospect of forming all-Kansai political party
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto expresses interest in forming an all-Kansai political party, which could split the party into eastern and western Japan factions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 20, 2015
Ishin no To tries to quell bickering over lawmakers' alternative security bills
More than 30 members of Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) gathered in Osaka on Saturday to hash out differences in opinions over three security bills proposed by the party's Diet members.
Japan Times
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Jun 20, 2015
Abe and Hashimoto's political dance will have to avoid stepping on any toes
One month after Osaka voters said no, just barely, to his pet project of fundamentally restructuring the municipal government, Mayor Toru Hashimoto finds himself courted by an increasingly anxious Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who hopes to borrow whatever is left of Hashimoto's influence in the Japan Innovation...
Japan Times
JAPAN / KANSAI PERSPECTIVE
Jun 15, 2015
Osaka's assault on ethnic invective stalls
With last week's decision by the Osaka Municipal Assembly to delay a decision on what would have been Japan's first city ordinance to combat hate speech and to issue a nonbinding statement instead, local legal efforts to crack down on racist rhetoric have slowed.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 10, 2015
Osaka Municipal Assembly delays decision on banning hate speech
The city council released a statement urging the central government to “promote effective legal measures for the eradication of hate speech” and deferred a decision on a potential ban.
EDITORIALS
May 25, 2015
Ishin no To's future
Ishin no To must establish a clear identity if it is to survive and flourish following the departure of its co-founder Toru Hashimoto.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 24, 2015
Curtain falls on atomic feud with Kepco
They're nothing but a bunch of overpaid, arrogant jerks who should have been fired long ago for their managerial incompetence, while he's a just another crude loudmouth who has no idea what he's talking about.

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