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NAHA, Okinawa Pref. (Kyodo) Campaigning for a mayoral election kicked off Sunday in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, with the two opponents disagreeing over whether the U.S. Marine Corp’s Futenma air base should be relocated there.

Susumu Inamine, 64, the city’s former school superintendent, argues the base’s operations should be moved outside Okinawa, while incumbent Yoshikazu Shimabukuro, 63, has suggested he will accept its transfer from Ginowan to the Henoko district of Nago.

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