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What do Seumas Milne, Shinzo Abe, Yukio Mishima, and Okinawa have in common?...Last month, Seumas Milne wrote a column with the heading, 70 years of foreign troops?...There's been nothing like it since the Norman invasion, he reminded readers. With
Japan is not generally believed to be a decadent society, and yet there are certain periods in its history when phases of moral decay were accompanied by a surge in aesthetic indulgence. The bubble era of the late '80s and early '90s is the most
The leader of a rightist group said Saturday that Naoki Inose gave him ¥5 million shortly after being elected Tokyo governor in December 2012 for arranging a meeting he had with the founder of the nation's top hospital group, whose dubious ¥50
Prosecutors are expected to launch an investigation into former Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose, who stepped down at the end of last year over his receipt of ¥50 million from one of the country's largest hospital chains, the Tokushukai Group, sources said
Social media continues to undermine the influence of the more traditional kind exemplified by television and print publications, so my choices of most notable public phenomena of 2013 are qualified by the notion that maybe people aren't paying as
The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly on Tuesday approved Gov. Naoki Inose's resignation...Inose received the cash ahead of last December's gubernatorial election. Tokushukai's founding family is mired in vote-buying allegations involving Lower House
The governor of Tokyo, who led his city's winning bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, resigned on Thursday amid a scandal involving more than a half-million dollars that he received from a hospital operator during an election. Since the scandal broke
Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose resigns over money scandal Mr Inose said the money he received was a personal loan The governor of Japan's capital, Tokyo, has resigned after admitting he received money from a scandal-hit hospital chain ahead of an
Major parties in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly have decided to set up a special committee legally empowered to investigate Gov. Naoki Inose in the wake of numerous flip-flops in explaining a suspicious loan he received, lawmakers said Tuesday.
Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose said Monday that he canceled a contract in May for a safety deposit box he leased to hold the ¥50 million he received from the Tokushukai hospital group and transferred it to another one, contradicting an earlier explanation.