Okinawa voters re-elect opposition-backed governor -media


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Voters in Japan's Okinawa re-elected their governor on Sunday, local media said, showing support for an independent who is backed by national opposition parties and who wants a smaller U.S. military footprint on the chain of islands near Taiwan. Voters backed Denny Tamaki, public broadcaster NHK and other media said, an expected outcome that is nonetheless a sign pushback against the ruling party of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. In an acceptance speech to cheering supporters, Tamaki emphasised that he would continue to work to bolster the social safety net for the poor, highlighting how his re-election campaign had focused more...