In Tokyo gubernatorial poll, more color than most know

/ Jul 26, 2016

In Tokyo gubernatorial poll, more color than most know


What do a onetime Arabic translator, an advocate of decentralization and a former Tehran correspondent have in common? They're all the leading candidates in Sunday's Tokyo gubernatorial election. Yuriko Koike, Hiroya Masuda and Shuntaro Torigoe are the front-runners in a race that features a record 21 ...

Jul 20, 2016

The election showdown in Tokyo

Tokyo voters have a big decision to make, and the party affiliations of the leading candidates for governor should be the least of their worries.

| Jun 27, 2016

Elections and the work (and words) that goes into them

This week's featured article TOMOHIRO OSAKI, THE JAPAN TIMES Among the effects of Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe's resignation is the triggering of another costly gubernatorial election. If past examples are any indication, the race to choose a successor will cost Tokyo taxpayers a whopping ¥5 billion. When ...

/ Jun 27, 2016

Former Tokyo vice governor may run for top job

Former Tokyo Vice Gov. Yutaka Takehana said Monday he plans to throw his hat into the ring for the July 31 Tokyo gubernatorial election, provided he can gain the support of the ruling parties. The election is being held to replace Yoichi Masuzoe, who resigned ...