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Anti-nuclear critic of US base set to win key Japan election

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Anti-nuclear critic of US base set to win key Japan election

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In Japan a former mayor opposed to nuclear power and the presence of a US military base in his region is on course to win a key local election.

Takeshi Onaba’s likely victory in Okinawa according to opinion polls will embarrass Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s party.

There have been plans to relocate the base on the island but many residents want it removed entirely.