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Campaigning is under way to elect a mayor in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, with the three candidates focusing on whether to restart the Hamaoka nuclear power station that was shut down at the request of the central government after the March 2011 quake and tsunami.

The candidates are two-term incumbent Shigeo Ishihara, 64, travel agent Haruhisa Muramatsu, 60, backed by the Japanese Communist Party, and former city assembly member Katsuhisa Mizuno, 58.

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