Seventy-year-old university professor and social critic Keiko Higuchi announced Wednesday that she will run in the April 13 Tokyo gubernatorial election.

Higuchi is the third person to enter the race, in which highly popular incumbent Shintaro Ishihara — who announced his intention to run again earlier this month — is the favorite.

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