Tokyo to elect new governor on February 9
TOKYO (AFP) - Millions of voters in Tokyo will elect their new governor in February, the mega-city said on Wednesday, after the resignation of the previous incumbent over a money scandal.
The gubernatorial election is set for February 9, a Sunday, with ballots to be counted on the same day, the city's election board said.
Candidates must formally declare themselves on January 23 during business hours.
No-one has put their hat in the ring yet, but possible candidates being mentioned in the media include Hideo Higashikokubaru, a comedian-turned-politician who resigned as a lower house member this month, and education minister Hakubun Shimomura.