YOKOHAMA, Kanagawa Pref. (Kyodo) Yokohama Mayor Hiroshi Nakada filed his candidacy Sunday for the March 26 mayoral election along with two challengers disputing his achievements from the past four years.

The reform-minded Nakada, a former member of the House of Representatives, is backed by the Yokohama chapter of the Liberal Democratic Party and the Kanagawa chapter of the Democratic Party of Japan as well as New Komeito.

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