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Kawakatsu cruises to third term in Shizuoka gubernatorial election

/ Jun 26, 2017

Kawakatsu cruises to third term in Shizuoka gubernatorial election

Shizuoka Gov. Heita Kawakatsu won a third four-year term Sunday, beating Olympic judo silver medalist Noriko Mizoguchi, the local election board said. The 68-year-old independent enjoyed a comfortable lead throughout the campaign and was supported by the prefectural chapter of the opposition Democratic Party ...

Two injured by upper 5 quake in southern Nagano

Jun 25, 2017

Two injured by upper 5 quake in southern Nagano

A shallow earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 injured two people in southern Nagano Prefecture early Sunday, the Meteorological Agency said. The temblor, which struck at around 7 a.m., registered as an upper 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale to 7 in the ...