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Okinawa gubernatorial race to be held on Sept. 30

  • August 14, 2018
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All papers wrote that the Okinawa prefectural election management commission decided on Monday to hold a special election to pick the late Governor Onaga’s successor on Sept. 30, noting that the official campaign period will start on Sept. 13. Saying that Ginowan Mayor Sakima has already decided to surrender his post to seek the governorship, Sankei added that the by-election to select the departing municipal leader’s successor will also probably be convened on Sept. 30.


In a related development, all papers wrote that some 4,500 people, including Diet members, local politicians, and business leaders, attended Onaga’s funeral yesterday.


Meanwhile, Yomiuri said the Okinawa prefectural government has informally decided to revoke the landfill permit for FRF construction ahead of the start of landfill work by the Defense Ministry scheduled for this Friday, quoting Vice Governor Tomikawa as telling the press on Monday: “There is no question that it will happen prior to the landfill operation.”

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