Yoichi Masuzoe Elected Tokyo Governor

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Tokyo, Japan – Yoichi Masuzoe, accompanied by his wife Masami, arrives at his election headquarters in Tokyo following a landslide victory in Sunday’s gubernatorial election on February 9, 2014. Despite a low voting rate due to a record snowfall on the day before, Masuzoe, the 65-year-old former minister of Health, Labor and Welfare backed by the ruling coalition, won the overwhelming votes over the other candidates to succeed Naoki Inose, who resigned in December over a money scandal. (Photo by AFLO)

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Tokyo, Japan – Japan’s former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa gives his concession speech following a humiliating defeat in Sunday’s race for the governor of nation’s capital at his election office in Tokyo on February 9, 2014. Hosokawa, 76, tagged with ex-Premier Junichiro Koizumi on non-nuclear enerby platform, finished far behind Yoichi Masuzoe who won the post with overwhelming votes. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)