Ginowan Mayor Asks Us To Present Timetable

Ginowan mayor asks US to present timetable

The mayor of Ginowan City in Okinawa Prefecture has asked US government officials to present a timetable for the return of land occupied by a US airbase in the city.

Masanori Matsugawa spoke to reporters in Washington on Wednesday after meeting separately with US State Department and Defense Department officials.

Shibuya Mayor Proposes Drinking Ban For Halloween

Shibuya Mayor proposes drinking ban for Halloween

The mayor of Tokyo's Shibuya Ward has told a news conference that he will introduce a bill to ban drinking on the streets and parks near Shibuya station during Halloween and other major events.

Shibuya is a magnet for young people. But some of them caused trouble on the weekend just before Halloween last year. Drunk youths overturned a parked vehicle and started fights.

Hiroshima Mayor Promotes Nuclear Abolition

Hiroshima mayor promotes nuclear abolition

The mayor of Hiroshima has pledged to strengthen solidarity and cooperation among cities around the world to abolish nuclear weapons.

Kazumi Matsui addressed an award ceremony on Friday for the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards. The event was part of a film festival in New York. The award is given to people and groups that inspire innovation.

Nagasaki Mayor Re-elected For 4th Term

Nagasaki mayor re-elected for 4th term

The mayor of Nagasaki City in western Japan has been re-elected for a fourth four-year term after defeating three rivals.

Tomihisa Taue garnered more than 86,000 votes in Sunday's election. The runner-up received about 54,000.

Town Mayor Opposes Deployment Of Aegis Ashore

Town mayor opposes deployment of Aegis Ashore

The mayor of a Japanese town located next to a candidate site for a new ground-based missile defense system has expressed his opposition to its deployment.

The mayor of Abu town, Norihiko Hanada, said on Thursday that he is unequivocally opposed to the deployment of the Aegis Ashore system since the move could result in substantially undermining the safety and security of the townspeople and their peace of mind.

Beijing Mayor To Visit Tokyo

Beijing mayor to visit Tokyo

According to NHK sources, the mayor of Beijing will visit Tokyo later this month, a possible signal of efforts to improve relations between countries. The last time a mayor from the Chinese capital visited was more than 20 years ago.

The sources say Chen Jining plans to meet Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike during his upcoming trip. He's expected to confirm cooperation with Koike over the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and the 2022 Winter Games scheduled in Beijing.

Mayor Apologizes For Girl's Death In Wall Collapse

Mayor apologizes for girl's death in wall collapse

The mayor of a city has apologized for a 9-year-old girl's death in Monday's earthquake in Osaka Prefecture. She was crushed when a 40-meter section of a concrete wall at a school swimming pool fell on top of her.

Takatsuki Mayor Takeshi Hamada told reporters on Monday afternoon that the city will investigate the cause of the collapse. He added that the city bears responsibility of some kind for the incident.

Ex-foreign Ministry Official To Become Japan's Youngest Mayor At 28

Ex-Foreign Ministry official to become Japan's youngest mayor at 28A 28-year-old former Foreign Ministry official is set to become the youngest mayor in Japan after beating the 61-year-old incumbent in an election in Osaka Prefecture on Sunday.
Shuhei Azuma will assume office as mayor of Shijonawate in the western Japan prefecture on Friday, taking the title of the youngest municipal chief from Yonosuke Terui, 32, mayor of the town of Esashi in Hokkaido, according to the National Association of Towns and Villages as well as Japan Association of City Mayors.

London Mayor Boris Johnson Is First Politician To Experience The New, Longer Range Nissan Leaf

London Mayor Boris Johnson Is First Politician To Experience The New, Longer Range Nissan LEAFAs the first week of COP21 came to a close, Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, took advantage of Nissan’s zero emission shuttle service as he departed Paris. Opting for environmentally-friendly transport, Mr Johnson took the opportunity to experience the new 30kWh battery version of the world’s best-selling all electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF. He was driven in the Nissan LEAF from his hotel to Gare du Nord train station, bringing his time at the global climate change conference to an end.