Four Candidates of Tokyo Gubernatorial Election Debate at Japan National Press Club

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Tokyo, Japan – Candidates for the December 16 Tokyo gubernatorial election pose for photographers prior to a policy debate at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on Wednesday, November 28. Tokyoites will pick the successor to Shintaro Ishihara, who abruptly resigned late October to return to national politics in the general election to be held on the same day as the gubernatorial race. The candidates are, from left: Shigefumi Matsuzawa, former governor of Kanagawa Prefecture; Kenji Utsunomiya, former president of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations; Tokyo Vice Gov. Naoki Inose; and Takashi Sasagawa, a retired Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

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November 28, 2012, Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Vice Gov. Naoki Inose, second from right, presents his policy during a debate by four candidates running in the December 16 Tokyo gubernatorial election at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. Tokyoites will pick the successor to Shintaro Ishihara, who abruptly resigned late October to return to national politics in the general election to be held on the same day as the gubernatorial race. Flanking Inose are: Shigefumi Matsuzawa, former governor of Kanagawa Prefecture; left, Kenji Utsunomiya, former president of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and Takashi Sasagawa, right, a retired Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)