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Jan 2, 2015
Hashimoto aiming for May 17 referendum on Osaka integration plan
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto has called on a municipal-prefectural committee examining his plan to integrate the city of Osaka to approve it at its next meeting on Jan. 13.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 30, 2014
Komeito backtracks on Osaka merger referendum
In a surprise move, the Osaka chapter of Komeito will cooperate with Mayor Toru Hashimoto to hold a referendum on whether to integrate the Osaka city and prefecture.
Japan Times
Dec 24, 2014
Hashimoto makes a strategic exit, freeing up possible alignment of Ishin and DPJ
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto has dropped out of national politics, at least for now, to concentrate on his plan to integrate Osaka city and prefecture and to cease being an obstacle, he says, to a grand realignment of like-minded opposition politicians.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 23, 2014
Hashimoto quits Ishin leadership
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto resigns as co-leader of Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) to focus on local elections in the spring, a move likely to further weaken the party's clout at the national level.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 23, 2014
Hashimoto to resign as co-leader of Ishin no To
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto reportedly plans to resign as co-leader of Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) to focus on local elections in the spring, a move likely to further weaken the party's clout at the national level.
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Dec 20, 2014
Rage against the capital's (bureaucratic) machine
As the Dec. 14 Lower House election demonstrated, media analysis of political campaigning typically focuses on personalities and parties. In recent years, official manifests serve as TV talking points as pundits — be they boorish young comedians or serious, sober-minded, gray-haired fellows —...
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 17, 2014
Osaka municipal office's tattoo check on employees ruled illegal
A court has ruled the Osaka municipal office's 2012 investigation, which asked workers to identify whether they had tattoos, was illegal and invalidated its punishment of a plaintiff.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Election results a mix of good and bad for Hashimoto's Ishin no To
For Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party), the Lower House election was a mixture of good and bad as the party held onto virtually all of its seats , courtesy of the proportional representation system, amid predictions it would lose big.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 10, 2014
Ishin no To's campaign haunted by voter discontent in Kinki, Tokyo-Kanagawa
With several polls indicating that the ruling coalition may win over 300 of the 480 seats in Sunday's Lower House race, the Liberal Democratic Party is poised to be the big winner — and Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) the main loser.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 2, 2014
Ishin no To is fighting for its political life
Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party), co-headed by populist Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, captured 54 seats in the December 2012 Lower House election, making it, and him, national political forces.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2014
Court rejects Osaka mayor's bid to ban unions from using school buildings
The Osaka District Court ruled Wednesday that a city ordinance banning labor unions from using public facilities such as school buildings for meetings was illegal and unconstitutional, ordering the city to pay a union around ¥417,000 in compensation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 24, 2014
DPJ election platform seeks changes to 'Abenomics'
The Democratic Party of Japan calls a turnaround in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies and promises to revive a 'wealthy middle class.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 23, 2014
Osaka Mayor Hashimoto will not run in December Lower House election
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, a co-leader of Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party), the second strongest opposition group in the Lower House, will not run in the upcoming House of Representatives election, party members said Sunday.
Japan Times
Nov 19, 2014
San Francisco's huff with Hashimoto over 'comfort women' reveals double standards
San Francisco's reaction to Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's comments about 'comfort women' says much about equality between nations, about how we judge each other through cultural lenses and blinders, and how we have to keep finding ways to address grievances from our past.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 14, 2014
DPJ, Ishin no To reject alliance over possible snap election
The Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) and the Democratic Party of Japan will not form a broad cooperation agreement in the event that a Lower House election is held next month, as both parties continue to jostle for position and stake out their territory.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 13, 2014
Osaka mayor mulls options in event of snap Lower House election
If a snap Lower House election is held next month, one of the candidates may be Osaka Mayor and Japan Restoration Party co-leader Toru Hashimoto.
Nov 11, 2014
City of Osaka to sell off Kepco shares
The Osaka Municipal Government will seek to sell its shares of Kansai Electric Power Co. to comply with a policy calling for less reliance on investment income, the city said in a statement.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 28, 2014
Hashimoto loses bid to reshape Osaka into five mini-cities
The Osaka Municipal Assembly on Monday voted down Mayor Toru Hashimoto's plans to integrate the city into a series of semi-autonomous zones.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Oct 21, 2014
Osaka mayor gets into shouting match with head of anti-Korean group
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto meets with the head of an anti-Korean group, but they end up in a shouting match in which they more or less just insult each other.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 21, 2014
New opposition party launched as Ishin no To
After months of wrangling, Nippon Ishin no Kai and Yui no To launch a new entity called Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) to help realign Japan's opposition parties.


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