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Keizo Hamada wins third term as Kagawa governor

/ Aug 27, 2018

Keizo Hamada wins third term as Kagawa governor

Kagawa Gov. Keizo Hamada coasted to a third term Sunday in an uninspired election that set a record low for voter turnout. His opponent was former medical cooperative executive Eiji Himeda, 62, an independent who was backed by the Japanese Communist Party. Hamada, 66, won easily, ...

/ Aug 12, 2018

Incumbent Hawaii Gov. David Ige wins Democratic primary

Despite a challenging first term marked by both natural and man-made disasters, Hawaii Gov. David Ige won the Democratic primary in his bid for a second term in office Saturday, defeating U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. Ige's administration fumbled through a false missile alert that sent ...

/ Aug 6, 2018

Nagano Gov. Shuichi Abe cruises to third term

Nagano Gov. Shuichi Abe was re-elected to a third term Sunday after receiving wide support from the ruling and major opposition parties. The 57-year-old independent, who was backed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative Liberal Democratic Party, easily defeated fellow independent and former Ueda Municipal ...