2014 Toshio Tamogami
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Former Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) Chief of Staff, Toshio Tamogami, is running for election as governor of Tokyo. The election takes place on February 9th and is taking place because the former Governor, Noaki Inose had to resign due to funding scandals. Toshio Tamogami is an unapologetic nationalist who was forced to give up his position as a general in the, de facto, Japanese Air Force (JASDF) when he wrote a essay questioning the accepted history of Japan's aggression in the 1930s and 40s. Since resigning he has been involved in right-wing politics and leads the right-wing pressure and political group, Ganbare Nippon. He is supported in these gubernatorial elections by controversial former governor, Shintaro Ishihara.