In Okinawa, Nago mayor defeats anti-U.S. base transfer rival

Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki shakes hands with defeated anti-base relocation candidate Yohei Kishimoto after the Nago mayoral election in Okinawa on Sunday. | KYODO

Naha– Incumbent Taketoyo Toguchi won a 2nd term as Nago mayor in the southern prefecture of Okinawa on Sunday, in a relief for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who is pushing for the controversial moving of a U.S. military base to the citys coastal area.Toguchi, 60, backed by the Liberal Democratic Party and its union partner

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