This week in Japan: 2016/6/18-24

投稿者: | 2016年6月24日

– Member of Japanese Diet Hatoyama Kunio passed away at age 67. Mr. Hatoyama was one of influential politicians in Liberal Democratic Party, taking posts of Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications etc. Mr. Hatoyama is the younger brother of once Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio.
– Heavy rains raided western Japan this week. In Kumamoto Prefecture, hit by earthquakes in April, a record-breaking rainfall cost another damages and casualties.