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A group of activists said Thursday that neither of the two major anti-nuclear candidates running for Tokyo governor plans to drop out of the race because both feel it’s too late and because they differ too much on policy.

The 19-member group, led by journalist Satoshi Kamata, on Monday asked former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa and Kenji Utsunomiya, former chairman of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, to make sure they don’t throw the election away by splitting the anti-nuclear vote.

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