• Kyodo


Official campaigning for the Nagoya mayoral election kicked off Sunday with three candidates, including incumbent Takashi Kawamura.

Kawamura is up against Tamio Shibata, 48, a former part-time lecturer at Aichi University of Education who is backed by the Japanese Communist Party, and Tadamasa Fujisawa, 43, a former city assembly member supported by the Aichi prefectural chapters of the Liberal Democratic Party and the Democratic Party of Japan.

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