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TORU HASHIMOTO

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 22, 2015
Hashimoto likely to continue political career, but in what role?
In the fall of 2007, Osaka's political leaders faced a problem.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 19, 2015
Ishin no To elects new leader, may align with opposition
In a desperate bid to keep its members united and stave off the party's collapse, Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) rushes to elect Secretary-General Yorihisa Matsuno as its new president.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 18, 2015
Osaka referendum causes turbulence for LDP, Komeito
Many in Japan's political world are asking themselves what the effect of Sunday's referendum in Osaka will be, and whether it will indeed mark the end of Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's political career.
EDITORIALS
May 18, 2015
What now for Osaka, Hashimoto?
The failure of Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's effort to reorganize Japan's second largest city will have major repercussions that extend to national politics.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 17, 2015
Hashimoto announces exit from politics after Osaka rejects merger plan in referendum
Osaka voters rejected a referendum proposal Sunday to merge the city into five semi-autonomous wards, dealing a crippling blow to Mayor Toru Hashimoto.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 17, 2015
Osakans cast ballots in historic referendum
Osaka voters head to the polls in a historic plebiscite that will decide the future structure of the city government.
JAPAN / View from Osaka
May 16, 2015
Osaka's 'win-win' merger may leave the people lost
In a historic first, Osaka municipal voters go to the polls today to vote on a referendum that, if approved, will divide the city into five semi-autonomous wards.
JAPAN / Politics
May 15, 2015
Opinion polls go wild on eve of Osaka merger referendum
As Sunday's unprecedented referendum on Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's merger plan approaches, opinion polls show that voters are still wavering.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 11, 2015
Osaka reorganization polling at 47.8% against, 39.5% for
With only a week to go before Osaka voters decide the matter, 47.8 percent of residents oppose a plan to turn the city administration into a metropolitan government similar to Tokyo's and 39.5 percent support it.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 27, 2015
Osaka merger referendum gets underway
An unprecedented referendum campaign on the future of the city of Osaka kicked off Monday with appeals from Mayor Toru Hashimoto's Osaka Ishin no Kai (One Osaka) and from the major established political parties, which all oppose him.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / KANSAI PERSPECTIVE
Apr 26, 2015
Unlike elections, referendums are a PR free-for-all
With less than three weeks until the May 17 referendum on whether to consolidate the city of Osaka into five semi-autonomous wards, supporters and opponents of the plan are engaged in an intense and unprecedented media and public relations campaign to win over voters.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Apr 13, 2015
Hashimoto keeps head up despite subpar poll results
Toru Hashimoto's Osaka Ishin no Kai (One Osaka) and his opponents in the established parties saw mixed results from Sunday's prefectural and municipal assembly elections, but the Osaka mayor insisted Monday he will continue to look forward, not backward.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 10, 2015
Local Osaka elections pit Hashimoto against LDP, Komeito
As voters head to the first round of the unified nationwide local elections Sunday, a lack of candidates in the prefectural and municipal assembly races means incumbents in many districts are running unopposed.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 6, 2015
Public opposition to Osaka merger plan growing: poll
More people oppose Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's plan to give the city the same administrative structure and status as Tokyo than support it, according to a new Kyodo News survey.
EDITORIALS
Mar 22, 2015
To reorganize Osaka or not
A plan to reorganize the city of Osaka into five special districts appears on its way to an unprecedented referendum in which the 2.15 million eligible voters of western Japan's largest city will decide the future of their local administration as well as the political fate of Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto.
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Mar 14, 2015
Of birds and bugs: journalism in Tokyo and Osaka
One of the first things Tokyoites who relocate to Osaka notice is that, while their favorite mainstream media news source is available in both cities, the tone and often substance of the reporting is different.
Japan Times
JAPAN / KANSAI PERSPECTIVE
Jan 25, 2015
Kansai spearheads campaign against hate speech
On Feb. 24, 2013, Osaka's Tsuruhashi district, home to one of Japan's largest concentrations of ethnic Koreans and in recent years a major tourist destination, was the scene of a shocking incident.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 13, 2015
Hashimoto's plan for reorganizing Osaka city government to get public vote
A group of Osaka legislators tasked with discussing municipal integration formally approved a plan Tuesday that would merge the city's 24 wards into five semi-autonomous zones, each with its own elected head.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 8, 2015
Osaka educators yank Hashimoto references from English-teaching program
The Osaka Prefectural Board of Education revealed Thursday that it extracted some of the content of online English teaching materials for junior high school students after determining it was forcing political views on young readers by using the name of Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 7, 2015
Hashimoto vows to quit if Osaka merger plan fails
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto said Wednesday he would quit politics if voters rejected his merger proposal for the city in a referendum likely to be held on May 17.

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