Japan Election: Hayashi Set to Win a Seat in Wakayama

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Yumi Hayashi

Yumi Hayashi of Nippon Ishin (Japan Innovation Party) is set to win the House of Representatives by-election in Wakayama Constituency No. 1 on Sunday.

The 41-year-old is certain to take the seat previously held by Shuhei Kishimoto, who resigned to run for the Wakayama gubernational election and is now the governor.