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Key issue in Nago mayoral race differs depending on candidate backed, Kyodo News poll

  • January 30, 2018
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

According to the public opinion poll conducted by Kyodo News to probe views on the Nago mayoral election, the focal issue in the election differs depending on whether the pollee supports Mayor Susumu Inamine or Taketoyo Toguchi. Almost 80% of those supporting the current mayor said the key issue in the election for them is the “relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma” while more than 30% of those supporting his challenger were focused on “jobs and measures to bolster the local economy,” making it the most frequently given response among these voters.

 

In addition to citing relocation of Futenma Air Station to Nago City’s Henoko district, Inamine supporters also mentioned “enhancement of healthcare and welfare,” “jobs and measures to bolster the local economy,” and “support for education and childrearing,” but each response attracted less than 10% of supporters.

 

In addition to citing “jobs and measures to bolster the local economy,” Toguchi supporters said their priority was “support for education and childrearing” and “enhancement of healthcare and welfare,” with each garnering almost 20% of this candidate’s supporters. Only about 10% designated relocation of Futenma as the key issue.

 

A total of almost 80% of Inamine supporters said they either are “not optimistic” or “generally not optimistic” about the government’s regional development and economic revitalization initiatives promised in connection with the relocation of the U.S. air station. In contrast, more than 70% of Toguchi supporters said they either are “optimistic” or “generally optimistic” about the government initiatives. A total of almost 70% of Toguchi supporters said they either “support” or “generally support” the government’s stance of promoting the relocation of Futenma Air Station regardless of the results of the election. Some 30% said they do not support it. Over 90% of Inamine supporters do not support the government’s stance.

 

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