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Shiga Gov. Taizo Mikazuki cruised to re-election Sunday with widespread support from both the ruling and opposition camps, defeating former Shiga University Vice President Manabu Kondo.

“Over the next four years, the real value of the governor will be tested. I’d like to do my best to make progress in policies affecting Shiga residents,” Mikazuki, 47, said after winning the two-man race.

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