Anti-American base holder Denny Tamaki set to win Okinawa gubernatorial race

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki appears to have won a second term on Sunday after campaigning on a pledge to oppose a plan to relocate a key US base to the island prefecture, according to projections from Kyodo News.

Tamaki, 62, was backed by opposition parties compared to former Ginowan mayor Atsushi Sakima, 58, backed by the Liberal Democratic Party-led ruling coalition. The governor’s victory would be a blow to the central government’s efforts to move the United States Marine Corps Futenma Air Base from the densely populated town of Ginowan to the less populated coastal area of ​​Henoko in Nago.

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