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A referendum on whether to reorganize Osaka into a metropolis with an administrative structure akin to Tokyo will be held Nov. 1, the city’s election board said Monday.

It will be the second time the city has held such a referendum following the first in May 2015, when it was voted down by a slim margin. Some 2.24 million residents aged 18 or older who have Japanese nationality are eligible to participate in the upcoming vote.

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