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Controversial Japan mayor to seek new mandate

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 14:23

The controversial mayor of Japan`s second city, Osaka, is to step down and seek re-election in a bid to prove he has public support for plans to reform local government.

Japanese mayor apologises for ‘comfort women’ comment on US troops

Last Updated: Monday, May 27, 2013, 15:39

But he claimed he had been quoted out of context to say that he personally believed that the use of a "comfort women" system was necessary.