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TV announcer-turned lawmaker Marukawa set to be re-elected in Tokyo

Tamayo Marukawa (Mainichi)

TV announcer-turned lawmaker Tamayo Marukawa of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party is assured to be re-elected in the Tokyo constituency in the July 21 House of Councillors election.

    Marukawa, 48, formerly served as Olympic minister and environment minister. If her victory is confirmed, she will be serving her third term in the upper chamber.


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