Author to be Tokyo's governor

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Author to be Tokyo's governor

A NATIONALIST writer, Shintaro Ishihara, looked set to become governor of Tokyo region after the first results in local elections were reported yesterday. Mr Ishihara, author of the 1989 book, The Japan That Can Say No, is a vocal opponent of the United States military presence in Japan. Tokyo has 9.7 million eligible voters.

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