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Ishigaki mayor in favor of GSDF deployment wins third term

  • March 12, 2018
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Monday’s Asahi, Yomiuri, and Sankei wrote that Yoshitaka Nakayama, the current mayor of Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture, who supports the Abe administration’s plan to deploy Ground Self-Defense Force personnel on the island, won a third term in the election on Sunday. He defeated two other candidates, one of whom was backed by Okinawa Governor Onaga. Asahi speculated that the defeat of another candidate backed by Onaga following the one who lost the Nago election in February will deal a blow to the governor’s bid to seek reelection in the gubernatorial election this fall.

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