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Democrat David Ige, a third-generation Japanese-American, won the gubernatorial election in Hawaii on Tuesday, beating Republican Duke Aiona and other candidates, according to U.S. media reports.

The 57-year-old state senator will be the second Hawaii governor of Japanese descent, following George Ariyoshi, who served three four-year terms from 1974 in the island state where many Japanese-Americans live. Ige will assume the governorship on Dec. 1.

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