On Oct. 2, former Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Secretary-General Nikai Toshihiro, 82 years old, said that it is a natural matter of course that he will run in the next House of Representatives election. “It is natural for me to run for a seat in the next Lower House election,” said Nikai during an interview with reporters in Minabe Town, Wakayama Prefecture. “I will do my best for my hometown. That’s all that matters.”
Prior to this interview with reporters, Nikai held a meeting with his supporters at a hotel in Minabe Town. According to some meeting attendees, Nikai expressed his intention to continue his work as a member of the House of Representatives.