Candidates Push Onward After Attack on Kishida
20:14 JST, April 23, 2023
Campaigns for the second half of unified local elections kicked off on April 16 to a tense mood in Tokyo, with security beefed up significantly following the attack on Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Wakayama.
At the same time, there were signs of a return to normal from pandemic restraint. For the first time in several years, candidates were seen taking off their masks for speeches on the streets and shaking hands with voters.
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