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GOJ suffers setback in key election in Okinawa

  • January 19, 2021
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri
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Asahi, Yomiuri, and Mainichi reported on Tuesday on the results of Sunday’s mayoral election in Miyakojima, Okinawa, noting that the GOJ-backed incumbent was defeated by the candidate supported by Governor Tamaki. The papers explained that the loss dealt a blow to the Suga administration and the ruling coalition since they mobilized “full resources” for Mayor Shimoji’s reelection bid based on the assessment that the race would have a major impact on the gubernatorial election to be held next year. The dailies noted that there will also be mayoral races in Urasoe next month and Uruma in April.

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