• Kyodo


The mayor of Omaezaki, home to the idled Hamaoka nuclear plant, was re-elected Sunday after pledging to carefully consider restarting the plant.

Shigeo Ishihara, 64, beat travel agent Haruhisa Muramatsu, 60, and former city assembly member Katsuhisa Mizuno, 58, to win a third term. All three ran as independents.

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