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Veteran lawmaker Suzuki to run as Japan Innovation Party candidate

NHK reported online on Tuesday evening that Osaka Mayor Matsui, the leader of the Japan Innovation Party, revealed to reporters that New Party Daichi leader Muneo Suzuki has asked to join his party and coordination is underway for him to run on the party’s ticket in the Upper House election this summer. Matsui said he met with Suzuki in Osaka on Monday and Suzuki indicated that he wants to devote the rest of his political career to pursuing the return of the Northern Territories. Matsui also stated that the Japan Innovation Party will maintain a cooperative relationship with New Party Daichi as a regional party in Hokkaido.

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