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Ex-ASDF chief denies misusing political funds

National / Crime & Legal Mar 8, 2016

Ex-ASDF chief denies misusing political funds

Toshio Tamogami, a former Air Self-Defense Force chief whose office was searched on suspicion of using political funds for private purposes, told reporters Tuesday the accusation was false. "I have not used political funds for private purposes. I hope they will investigate thoroughly," he said. Prosecutors ...

National / Politics Feb 10, 2014

Tamogami finds some support in younger generation

by Masaaki Kameda

He may have lost the Tokyo gubernatorial election Sunday, but Toshio Tamogami appears to have won over younger voters who favored the hawkish former Air Self-Defense Force general more than middle-aged and elderly voters did, according to media exit polls. However, experts caution it's too ...

Tokyo voters split by priority shift to welfare

National / Politics Feb 9, 2014

Tokyo voters split by priority shift to welfare

Media outlets at home and abroad are playing up the Tokyo gubernatorial election as an effective public referendum on whether Japan should ditch its atomic plants, focusing on the battle between anti-nuclear candidate Morihiro Hosokawa and ex-health minister Yoichi Masuzoe, who is backed by ...