Masuzoe drops by Tokyo City Hall in likely final appearance

National / Politics Jun 20, 2016

Masuzoe drops by Tokyo City Hall in likely final appearance

With little fanfare, scandal-felled Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe visited his office Monday in what is expected to be his final appearance at City Hall after announcing his resignation last week. Masuzoe was expected to wrap up some final paper work at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government ...

Editorials Jun 15, 2016

Masuzoe throws in the towel

The Tokyo governor's resignation may be convenient for the ruling parties, but they still must get to work on closing the loophole in the Political Funds Control Law that led to the scandal.

National / Politics Jun 15, 2016

Masuzoe expenses scandal: a chronology

April 1979 to June 1989: Masuzoe is an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo, his alma mater. April 1999: He loses to Shintaro Ishihara in a Tokyo gubernatorial election. July 2001: Masuzoe elected to the Upper House on a Liberal Democratic Party ticket. Aug. 2007 to ...