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Incumbent Kyoto Gov. Keiji Yamada, 60, easily won re-election Sunday night, defeating rival Nozomu Ozaki, 59, by over a quarter of a million votes in a lackluster race.

Strong support from most established political parties and the business community, coupled with the lack of a compelling challenger, saw voter turnout plummet to its lowest level ever at just 34.45 percent.

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