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(From The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri)
Nakaima wins Okinawa poll
An independent candidate who is said to be flexible on the relocation of a U.S. base in Okinawa Prefecture and was backed by the Liberal Democratic Party won the Okinawa gubernatorial election Sunday.
Hirokazu Nakaima, 67, defeated a candidate backed by the Democratic Party of Japan and other opposition parties, and another candidate Sunday.
Nakaima has expressed some willingness to be flexible on the issue of the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps' Futenma Air Station within the prefecture, and the government hopes his win might …