The governors of Tokushima and Ibaraki prefectures cruised to victory Sunday as both won re-election to their third consecutive terms, according to early election results.

In Tokushima Prefecture, incumbent Gov. Toshio Endo, 58, beat off a challenge from Tadashi Ota, a 58-year-old rookie.

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