• Kyodo


Osamitsu Nobe, who six weeks ago became the first municipal leader in Japan to be ousted under a court-ordered guilt-by-association provision, registered Friday to run in a Miyazaki Prefectural Assembly by-election.

The 59-year-old Nobe, former mayor of Kushima, will be running against two other candidates for the prefectural assembly seat in the July 28 election.

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