April 30, 2016

Opposition Candidates Unified for 21 Upper House Districts

Tokyo, April 30 (Jiji Press)--The Democratic Party and three other opposition parties have unified candidates for 21 of the 32 single-seat constituencies in this summer's House of Councillors election, according to a Jiji Press survey.

Former Giants Pitcher Kasahara Arrested in Gambling Scandal

Tokyo, April 29 (Jiji Press)--The Metropolitan Police Department arrested Shoki Kasahara, a former pitcher of the popular professional baseball club Yomiuri Giants, on Friday on charges of helping organize gambling on baseball.


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