Govt-backed pro-nuclear candidate wins Tokyo governor vote

February 10, 2014

JAPAN, Tokyo : The establishment candidate backed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe romped home in Sunday's election for governor of Tokyo in a result which analysts said would boost the premier's pro-nuclear agenda. The poll for chief executive of one of the world's biggest cities had been seen as a referendum on atomic power in a country still scarred by the 2011 Fukushima disaster. But livelihood issues appeared to play a bigger role in the election, which saw an emphatic victory by Yoichi Masuzoe -- a former television pundit and one-time cabinet minister. Read the full story here.