Biographers http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/49913/all en Tokyo gov. apologizes to Turkish envoy for remarks about Istanbul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130510/tokyo-gov-apologizes-turkish-envoy-remarks-about-istan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose said Friday he apologized to Turkish Ambassador to Japan Serdar Kilic for remarks taken as criticizing rival 2020 Olympic bidder Istanbul.</p> <p> Inose told a news conference that he visited the ambassador at the Turkish Embassy in Tokyo on Thursday to apologize if he offended Turkish people with his remarks.</p> <p> The envoy was quoted as saying that Turkey and Japan have a deep friendship and their countries could have presented a joint Olympic bid if they were geographically closer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130510/tokyo-gov-apologizes-turkish-envoy-remarks-about-istan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biographers Naoki Inose Shintarō Ishihara Kyodo News International Fri, 10 May 2013 13:45:51 +0000 5834877 at http://www.globalpost.com Tokyo Gov. Inose arrives in St. Petersburg for Olympics bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130528/tokyo-gov-inose-arrives-st-petersburg-olympics-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose arrived in St. Petersburg on Tuesday to deliver a presentation at an international sports seminar involving the three cities bidding to host the 2020 summer Olympics.</p> <p> In the "Sportaccord Convention," Tokyo, Istanbul and Madrid will make respective presentations Thursday before International Olympic Committee executives.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130528/tokyo-gov-inose-arrives-st-petersburg-olympics-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biographers Naoki Inose Shintarō Ishihara Kyodo News International Tue, 28 May 2013 20:15:56 +0000 5847724 at http://www.globalpost.com Tokyo "safe choice" tag is not a drawback - governor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130531/tokyo-safe-choice-tag-not-drawback-governor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Karolos Grohmann</p> <p>ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Tokyo's 2020 Olympic bid has been labeled as the safe choice in contrast to rivals Istanbul and Madrid but for city governor Naoki Inose, this is not a drawback.</p> <p>"Safe choices are the most important ones," Inose told Reuters in an interview on Friday. "It is only once every four years that athletes can reach glory and honor."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130531/tokyo-safe-choice-tag-not-drawback-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biographers Naoki Inose Shintarō Ishihara Thomson Reuters Fri, 31 May 2013 14:16:41 +0000 5849469 at http://www.globalpost.com Abe wants stores, restaurants to go multilingual in run-up to 2020 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130911/abe-wants-stores-restaurants-go-multilingual-run-2020 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose on Wednesday agreed to encourage operators of stores, restaurants and other facilities to expand the use of foreign-language signs and other materials for the benefit of overseas visitors in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130911/abe-wants-stores-restaurants-go-multilingual-run-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biographers Japan Naoki Inose Kyodo News International Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:17:04 +0000 5930899 at http://www.globalpost.com Tokyo Gov. Inose got 50 mil. yen from scandal-hit hospital group in 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131122/tokyo-gov-inose-got-50-mil-yen-scandal-hit-hospital-gr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose admitted Friday he borrowed 50 million yen ($500,000) from a hospital organization, which is at the center of a fraud scandal, before running in the December 2012 gubernatorial election that he won.</p> <p> Inose said at a news conference the money was a "loan" received in his personal capacity and does not constitute election campaign funds. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131122/tokyo-gov-inose-got-50-mil-yen-scandal-hit-hospital-gr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biographers Business Labor Law Naoki Inose Naoki Inose Shintarō Ishihara Kyodo News International Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:19:30 +0000 5996862 at http://www.globalpost.com Tokyo gov. sought 100 mil. yen from scandal-hit hospital group: source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131123/tokyo-gov-sought-100-mil-yen-scandal-hit-hospital-grou <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Before running in the December 2012 gubernatorial election, Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose sought 100 million yen from a hospital organization later at the center of a fraud scandal, a source close to the hospital group said Saturday, challenging the governor's claim that he never asked for money.</p> <p> On Friday, Inose admitted he borrowed 50 million yen from the Tokushukai hospital and medical facilities chain.</p> <p> "I did not say anything about the amount of money," Inose told reporters Saturday, denying he asked for 100 million yen.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131123/tokyo-gov-sought-100-mil-yen-scandal-hit-hospital-grou" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biographers Business Japan Japanese people Labor Law Naoki Inose Kyodo News International Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:16:37 +0000 5997942 at http://www.globalpost.com Tokyo governor hit by dirty electioneering scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131123/tokyo-governor-hit-dirty-electioneering-scandal-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tokyo governor Naoki Inose has admitted that he had received $500,000 from a political family at the centre of a dirty electioneering scandal, but denied the money formed a slush fund.</p> <p>Inose, who is credited for bringing the 2020 Olympics to the capital, told reporters Friday that the money -- which he received before running in last year's gubernatorial election -- was a personal "loan" and did not constitute election campaign funds.</p> <p>Under the Japanese election law, campaign treasurers must report all income, such as donations, related to electioneering.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131123/tokyo-governor-hit-dirty-electioneering-scandal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biographers Naoki Inose Shintarō Ishihara AFP Sat, 23 Nov 2013 15:48:19 +0000 5998103 at http://www.globalpost.com Civic group accuses Tokyo Gov. Inose over election money http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131125/civic-group-accuses-tokyo-gov-inose-over-election-mone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A civic group has filed a criminal complaint against Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose for receiving 50 million yen from a hospital chain at the center of an election campaign scandal, sources familiar with the matter said Monday.</p> <p> The civic group headed by Tamaki Mitsui, a former public prosecutor, sent the complaint against Inose -- as well as Torao Tokuda, former chief of the Tokushukai group, and Takeshi Tokuda, his son and House of Representative member -- to the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, the sources said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131125/civic-group-accuses-tokyo-gov-inose-over-election-mone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biographers Law Naoki Inose Shintarō Ishihara Kyodo News International Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:16:17 +0000 5999253 at http://www.globalpost.com Tokyo Gov. Inose says he won't resign over money scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131126/tokyo-gov-inose-says-he-wont-resign-over-money-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose, under fire for receiving 50 million yen from a hospital organization before running in last December's gubernatorial election, said Tuesday he does not intend to resign over the matter.</p> <p> The Tokyo metropolitan government received an envelope the same day addressed to Inose containing a blade, according to police. The Tokyo government also received more than 350 phone calls, e-mail and fax messages over the past four days, mostly criticizing Inose, since the issue came to light last Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131126/tokyo-gov-inose-says-he-wont-resign-over-money-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biographers Law Naoki Inose Naoki Inose Shintarō Ishihara Kyodo News International Tue, 26 Nov 2013 06:26:27 +0000 6000127 at http://www.globalpost.com Tokyo governor apologizes over money receiving http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131129/tokyo-governor-apologizes-over-money-receiving <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tokyo governor apologizes over money receiving</p> <p>TOKYO, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Naoki Inose, governor of Japan's capital of Tokyo, made an apology on Friday over accepting 50 million yen (about 489,050 U.S. dollars) from scandal-hit Tokushukai group before last December's gubernatorial election.</p> <p>Inose said in a speech at the Tokyo metropolitan assembly that he regretted his behavior, which caused trouble to Tokyo residents and assembly members.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131129/tokyo-governor-apologizes-over-money-receiving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biographers Naoki Inose Shintarō Ishihara Xinhua News Agency Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:18:07 +0000 6003612 at http://www.globalpost.com Tokyo Gov. Inose to give up 1 year of salary following scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131209/tokyo-gov-inose-give-1-year-salary-following-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose, who has admitted to accepting money from scandal-hit hospital organization Tokushukai ahead of his election last December, said Monday he will give up his salary for the next year in "penance."</p> <p> Inose made the pledge during a general committee session of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly set up to address the scandal after the assembly's largest factions said questioning in regular sessions was insufficient to bring him to account for his actions.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131209/tokyo-gov-inose-give-1-year-salary-following-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biographers Naoki Inose Naoki Inose Shintarō Ishihara Kyodo News International Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:16:38 +0000 6014104 at http://www.globalpost.com Scandal-hit Tokyo governor to give up 1-year salary as punishment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131209/scandal-hit-tokyo-governor-give-1-year-salary-punishment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scandal-hit Tokyo governor to give up 1-year salary as punishment</p> <p>TOKYO, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Naoki Inose, governor of Japan's capital city of Tokyo, said he will give up his salary for next year as a "penance" for accepting money from a hospital organization Tokushukai, according to local media.</p> <p>Inose pledged at a general committee session of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly set up to question the scandal that Inose accepted 50 million yen (about 485,250 U.S. dollars) ahead of his election last December.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131209/scandal-hit-tokyo-governor-give-1-year-salary-punishment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biographers Naoki Inose Shintarō Ishihara Xinhua News Agency Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:19:07 +0000 6014128 at http://www.globalpost.com Tokyo Gov. Inose's remark to assembly revealed to be false http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131212/tokyo-gov-inoses-remark-assembly-revealed-be-false <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose told the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly this week that he went home directly after receiving a large sum of money from a House of Representatives lawmaker last year, but the claim has been found to be false, metropolitan government officials said Thursday.</p> <p> Inose told an assembly committee session Tuesday that he went straight home after receiving 50 million yen in cash from lawmaker Takeshi Tokuda at the latter's office in Tokyo on the evening of Nov. 20 last year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131212/tokyo-gov-inoses-remark-assembly-revealed-be-false" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biographers Naoki Inose Naoki Inose Shintarō Ishihara Kyodo News International Thu, 12 Dec 2013 07:22:17 +0000 6017967 at http://www.globalpost.com Tokyo Gov. Inose changes story on money received from Tokushukai http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131216/tokyo-gov-inose-changes-story-money-received-tokushuka <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose said Monday that he had canceled a contract for a safety deposit box leased to keep 50 million yen received from the scandal-hit Tokushukai hospital group in May and transferred the money to another deposit box, contradicting his earlier explanation.</p> <p> In intensive deliberations at a committee session of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, Inose said he transferred the money from central Tokyo to near his home in western Tokyo after winning the governorship in last December's election so that he could give it back at any time.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131216/tokyo-gov-inose-changes-story-money-received-tokushuka" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biographers Naoki Inose Naoki Inose Shintarō Ishihara Kyodo News International Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:29:22 +0000 6021520 at http://www.globalpost.com Tokyo assembly eyes panel to investigate Gov. Inose scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131217/tokyo-assembly-eyes-panel-investigate-gov-inose-scanda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Major parliamentary groups of the Tokyo metropolitan assembly have decided to set up a special committee legally empowered to investigate a suspicious loan to Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose, in the wake of the governor's flip-flops in explaining the matter, metropolitan assembly members said Tuesday.</p> <p> Inose was grilled for 20 hours over four days the past two weeks by a committee session of the assembly, but he has backtracked from his remarks several times, triggering protests from the assembly and casting doubts on the credibility of his story.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131217/tokyo-assembly-eyes-panel-investigate-gov-inose-scanda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biographers Naoki Inose Naoki Inose Shintarō Ishihara Kyodo News International Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:33:49 +0000 6022467 at http://www.globalpost.com