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“Nuclear power” far eclipsed other phrases such as “the Olympics” and “welfare and aging issues” in Twitter messages about Sunday’s Tokyo gubernatorial poll, a research firm’s data show. The finding is in sharp contrast to a conventional phone poll that indicated “the economy” is the top focus.

Hotlink Inc., an analyzer of big data, checked a total of 319,000 messages between Jan. 23 and Feb. 2 that contain both “Tokyo governor” and references to election issues. Posts from those living outside Tokyo were not excluded, the company said.

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