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GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION

Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 25, 2022
Okinawa gubernatorial race begins with U.S. base issue in focus
Candidates backed by the ruling and opposition parties set to clash over the contentious relocation of a key U.S. Marine Corps base within the southern island prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / View from Osaka
Mar 20, 2021
As long-time Hyogo governor steps aside, will voters seek a new direction?
A key election in the Kansai region is slated to take place in July as five-term Hyogo Gov. Toshizo Ido steps down after two decades in power.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 14, 2018
LDP-backed Atsushi Sakima to run in Okinawa governor's election
Abe is expected to support the Ginowan mayor in a bid to push ahead with a controversial plan to relocate a U.S. air base within the prefecture.
EDITORIALS
Aug 1, 2016
Koike's post-election challenges
The first woman elected to serve as governor of Tokyo now faces her toughest task — putting her words into action.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 29, 2016
Lesser-known candidates in the Tokyo gubernatorial race make their case
After largely being overlooked and receiving scant media coverage, 15 lesser-known candidates in Sunday's Tokyo gubernatorial election had a last chance on Friday to make their case on how they would shake-up the mega city.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 12, 2016
Veteran journalist Shuntaro Torigoe to run for Tokyo governor as opposition camp's unified candidate
Veteran journalist Shuntaro Torigoe announced Tuesday he intends to run for governor of Tokyo, saying the sweeping victory for the ruling camp in Sunday's Upper House election forced him to step forward to protect the pacifist Constitution.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 10, 2016
Opponent of nuclear power elected governor of Kagoshima
Anti-nuclear advocate Satoshi Mitazono was elected governor of Kagoshima Prefecture on Sunday, beating incumbent Yuichiro Ito, who agreed to the resumption of reactors at a power plant in the prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 10, 2016
Former interior minister Masuda to run for Tokyo governor on LDP ticket
Former internal affairs minister Hiroya Masuda on Sunday said in a statement sent to media outlets that he will run for Tokyo governor in the July 31 election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 5, 2016
LDP's Tokyo chapter puts off anointing gubernatorial pick until after Upper House election
The Tokyo branch of the Liberal Democratic Party won't choose its candidate for the July 31 gubernatorial race until after Sunday's Upper House election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 29, 2016
Former LDP defense chief Koike goes rogue, announces bid to be Tokyo's first female governor
The LDP veteran bucks her party, throwing her hat into the ring for the gubernatorial election slated for next month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 17, 2015
Ishin no Kai-backed candidates lead in polls ahead of double Osaka election
Four days before Sunday's Osaka gubernatorial and mayoral elections, candidates backed by Mayor Toru Hashimoto's Osaka Ishin no Kai (One Osaka) are leading candidates pushed by the established parties.
JAPAN / Politics
May 13, 2015
LDP asks Emperor's surgeon to run in Saitama gubernatorial race
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 22, 2014
Miyazaki governor re-elected to second term
Miyazaki Gov. Shunji Kono was re-elected Sunday, beating a former Lower House member and another challenger.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 17, 2014
Tokihiro Nakamura wins second term as Ehime governor
Tokihiro Nakamura was re-elected governor of Ehime Prefecture on Sunday, defeating a challenger backed by the Japanese Communist Party to secure a second four-year term.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 16, 2014
Okinawa elects anti-U.S. base governor, in rebuke to Abe
In an election closely followed by Tokyo and Washington, former Naha Mayor Takeshi Onaga wins Okinawa Prefecture's gubernatorial contest.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 16, 2014
Voting begins to pick new Okinawa governor; moving U.S. base is top issue
Voting started Sunday in Okinawa to pick a governor in an election that could determine the fate of the contentious relocation of a key U.S. military base.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 15, 2014
As Okinawa votes, Futenma base looms
In an election widely viewed as the final referendum on relocating the U.S. Futenma base within their prefecture, Okinawans prepare to choose a new governor.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 30, 2014
Okinawa gubernatorial election kicks off with four candidates
The Okinawa gubernatorial race kicks off with four candidates in an election that could sink Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political fortunes and strain military ties with the United States.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 9, 2014
Six running for governor of Fukushima
Six running for governor of Fukushima: Campaigning kicks off for the Fukushima gubernatorial election with disaster recovery and reactor deinstallation topping the agenda of all six candidates.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 10, 2014
Naha mayor to run for Okinawa governor on anti-base relocation platform
Naha Mayor Takeshi Onaga said Wednesday he will run in the Okinawa gubernatorial election in November, on a platform of opposition to the planned relocation of a U.S. military base within the prefecture.

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