• Kyodo News


Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara was returned Sunday for a fourth four-year term, while fellow incumbent Harumi Takahashi, who was also backed by the opposition Liberal Democratic Party, was re-elected to a third term in Hokkaido, early vote counts and media projections showed.

The gubernatorial races were just two of a slew of local elections that were held across Japan the same day.

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