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Popular Miyazaki Gov. Hideo Higashikokubaru expressed willingness Wednesday to run in the next general election, saying he is “serious” about his bold condition that he would only run on the Liberal Democratic Party ticket if the party lists him as a candidate for LDP president.

“I will go into national politics for the sake of Miyazaki,” Higashikokubaru told reporters.

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