Mr. Naoki Inose, who became vice governor of Tokyo in June 2007 under Gov. Shintaro Ishihara and served in that position until Nov. 29, 2012, won Tokyo’s gubernatorial election Sunday by a landslide. He garnered a whopping 4,338,936 votes — the largest ever number of votes won by a candidate in the history of elections in Japan.

He collected some 3.37 million more votes than the runnerup, Mr. Kenji Utsunomiya, a former head of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, who called for abolishing nuclear power and strengthening social welfare measures.

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