The two most popular anti-nuclear candidates running for Tokyo governor should decide between them who ought to drop out of the race for the good of the movement, a group of anti-nuclear activists said Monday.

The 19-member group, led by journalist Satoshi Kamata, said they will ask former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa and lawyer Kenji Utsunomiya, former chairman of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, to cooperate in order not to split the vote and allow a pro-nuclear candidate to win.

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