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Morihiro Hosokawa and fellow former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi plan to keep calling for a permanent end to the use of nuclear energy in Japan after Hosokawa’s failed attempt to become Tokyo governor Sunday.

“I will continue my anti-nuclear activities with those who gave me warm support in this election,” Hosokawa said after media projections showed former health minister Yoichi Masuzoe heading for a landslide victory.

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