Incumbent Hiroshima Gov. Hidehiko Yuzaki was confident of successful his fourth 4-calendar year expression on Sunday, right after owning campaigned on a pledge to continue on his prefecture’s coronavirus countermeasures, projections by Kyodo News display.
Yuzaki, 56, ran against two challengers as an unbiased and without backing from any occasion. In the former race, he ran as an independent but gained the aid of the Liberal Democratic Bash, the Komeito celebration, and the now-defunct Democratic Occasion.
Incumbent Hiroshima Gov. Hidehiko Yuzaki (C) celebrates winning his fourth four-yr term in Hiroshima on Nov. 14, 2021. (Kyodo)
Effortlessly regarded by the general public, Yuzaki took the guide in the gubernatorial race as he vowed to concentration on the COVID-19 reaction. On Sunday, the prefectural governing administration explained no new infections ended up confirmed in the place for the initial time given that Feb. 27.
His rival, Takae Nakamura, a 35-calendar year-aged member of the Japanese Communist Bash, promised to improve working ailments for professional medical staff members and offer money help for students struggling to make finishes fulfill.
Masatoshi Tarutani, 70, who performs in a recycling business, unsuccessful to broaden his assistance foundation in the prefecture, the place Key Minister Fumio Kishida represents a constituency.