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Former health minister Yoichi Masuzoe, who entered the Feb. 9 Tokyo gubernatorial election Tuesday, said he welcomed all challengers, including ex-Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa.

“I think it’s good to have policy debates openly and squarely by eligible candidates in a democratic society, and it doesn’t matter to me who declares,” Masuzoe told reporters at the metropolitan government building. “What comes first is the policy for Tokyo.”

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