2014 Morihiro Hosokawa Electioneering
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Former Japanese Prime Minister, Morihiro Hosokawa, who was Premier from August 1993 to April 1994, campaigned in the February 2014 Gubernatorial elections in Tokyo. These elections were called after the previous Governor, Noaki Inose was forced to resign because of money scandals. Initially reticent to run he was encouraged and supported in his bid by the popular ex-Prime Minister, Junichiro Koizumi, and campaigned on an anti-nuclear power platform that sought to halt the current Prime Minster, Shinzo Abe's pro nuclear power policies. The contest was eventually won by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) backed candidate, Yoichi Masuzoe.