Tokyo’s female governor takes on Japan’s old-boy network, but denies run for PM

For now, the former defense minister says her sights are set firmly on a July 2 Tokyo metropolitan assembly poll, where she’s targeting a majority for her fledgling “Tokyo Citizens First” party and its allies. Koike, in an interview with Reuters …
( read original story …)


Related Post

Tokyo Olympic golf venue hits gender issue
views 112
Yukihiko Nunomura, Tokyo 2020's chief operating...officer, who was briefed about the meeting, later...told reporters he expects that the club "will move...towards operating with gender equality in mind",...according to the Tokyo 2020 official. Governor...Koike said ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's core inflation rises for 1st time in ...
views 76
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's core consumer prices...rose for the first time in over a year in January...due to a pickup in energy costs and private...consumption, offering some hope for the central...bank's efforts in accelerating inflation to its 2...percent target. ( read original story ...)


Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Namie in Ja...
views 47
A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes...81 kilometers (50 miles) from Namie in Japan on...Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued...(Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or...will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km...(6 miles). ( read original story ...)


Earthquake probability maps show nearly all of Jap...
views 71
Southern Pacific coastal regions are at the...greatest risk of earthquakes strong enough to...topple buildings over the next 30 years, although...almost every area of Japan is in danger, a report...showed. The grim but familiar warning was seen in...the National ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese banking giant opens branch
views 85
Tokyo-based Mizuho, one of largest banks in Japan,...is to open a branch in Cambodia in response to...rising investment from the world’s third-largest...economy in the kingdom. Mizuho received an...operating license from National Bank of Cambodia...(NBC) early ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Nakagin capsule hotel pioneered buil...
views 43
The Nakagin Capsule Hotel in Tokyo opened in 1972,...combining notions of futuristic existence with...Japanese economic efficiency. The idea of sleeping...in a pod originally captured people's imagination...in the 1960s. It brought to mind space travel and ... ( read original story ...)


Three rings stop cell division in plants
views 52
Arising from a collaboration between plant and...animal biologists, and organic chemists at ITbM,...Nagoya University, the group succeeded in...developing a new compound, a triarylmethane that...can rapidly inhibit cell division in plants. This...compound was found ... ( read original story ...)


Governors’ association may ask government to intro...
views 92
“The accommodation tax has a potential to become...a nationwide duty,” Yamada said. Currently, an...accommodation tax has been introduced by the Tokyo...metropolitan and Osaka prefectural governments...based on their respective ordinances. Yamada, who...is ... ( read original story ...)


Going deep to learn the secrets of Japan's ea...
views 92
The wake behind this JAMSTEC research vessel is...caused by the seismic sensors being towed behind...the boat. The sensors allow researchers to create...detailed images of the bedrock and structures...under the ocean's bottom. Credit: JAMSTEC The 11...March 2011 ... ( read original story ...)


PM assures support for Japanese enterprises
views 51
As Japan’s major economic and industrial region,...Kansai is home to 10 prefectures including three...big cities of Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe with strength...in manufacturing industry. The Kansai economic...region is worth nearly 931 billion USD, focusing...on garment ... ( read original story ...)