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Ex-Hokkaido Gov. Takahashi wins upper house seat for 1st time

Harumi Takahashi (Mainichi)

Former Hokkaido Gov. Harumi Takahashi is assured to win a seat in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido in the July 21 House of Councillors election.

    Takahashi, 65, a newcomer fielded by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, managed to win broad support with her high profile after serving as governor for four terms totaling 16 years until this past spring.


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