• Kyodo


The Democratic Party of Japan has sounded out Yoichi Masuzoe, a Lower House lawmaker who leads a tiny opposition party, about running in Tokyo’s gubernatorial election next month, members of the ruling party said Saturday.

“Masuzoe replied that nothing has been decided yet” about a possible bid to become the capital’s new governor, Yoshikatsu Nakayama, leader of the DPJ’s Tokyo chapter, told reporters.

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