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The special election to pick the successor to Naoki Inose as Tokyo governor will be held Feb. 9, the metropolitan election board announced Wednesday, while speculation continued over potential candidates.

Potential names swirling in the rumor mill include former health minister Yoichi Masuzoe, ex-Lower House member Hideo Higashikokubaru and even former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.

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