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03/09/2014

Former government official to run for the upcoming gubernatorial election

A 47-year-old former government official unveiled his intention to run for the upcoming gubernatorial election in July. Takashi Koyari, who is a former Director, the General Secretariat for Japan's Economic Revival, Cabinet Secretariat, held a press conference at the Shiga Prefectural Office on March 4, underscoring the need to "restart" Shiga by invigorating his home-prefecture.

Koyari is expected to be supported by the Shiga Branch of Liberal Democratic Party and is the first candidate who has officially announced for governor. Japan Communist Party is also seeking its own candidate, and the incumbent Governor Kada hasn't been clear about the election yet.

(Jiji Press, March 4, 2014)

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