• Kyodo


Hokkaido Gov. Harumi Takahashi said Thursday she will soon undergo stomach cancer surgery — but expects to return to work by February or March.

The cancer is at an early stage, she said. “I was shocked, but I think it is my responsibility to get well and return to work as soon as possible,” she added.

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