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The Liberal Democratic Party has asked a doctor who operated on Emperor Akihito to run in the gubernatorial election in Saitama Prefecture in August, the ruling party’s local chapter said Wednesday.

Atsushi Amano, a 59-year-old professor at Juntendo University, declined to comment. The LDP, headed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is waiting for a reply from Amano, a senior official of the chapter said.

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