• Kyodo


The Fukushima gubernatorial election will be held Oct. 26, with official campaigning starting Oct. 9, the prefectural election board said Tuesday.

It will be the first in Fukushima since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and subsequent nuclear disaster.

Two-term Gov. Yuhei Sato, 66, has yet to announce whether he will seek re-election.

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