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Teruaki Masumoto, whose sister was abducted by North Korea, failed to secure a seat in Sunday’s election after running on the ticket of tiny opposition group Jisedai no To (Party for Future Generations).

Masumoto, 59, failed to win in both the single-seat No. 2 constituency in Miyagi Prefecture and in Tohoku’s proportional representation bloc.

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