• Kyodo


The Ginowan Municipal Assembly on Thursday unanimously accepted Mayor Seiko Higa’s resignation following his arrest for allegedly receiving illegal donations in a 2001 election.

An election to choose his successor will probably be held April 27 as part of nationwide local elections, with the campaign expected to focus again on the agreed relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station.

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