"Former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa said Tuesday as he turned 76 that he has secured the backing of fellow former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and will run for Tokyo governor next month."
reports the Japan Times today.
"Hosokawa’s camp considered it critical for get the full support of Koizumi, a popular leader who has been in the news lately for renouncing his stance in favor of nuclear power."
But the blogger wonders if the nuclear issue is the most important one for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. We are yet to see Hosokawa's other campaign pledges.