Mayor linked to bribery scandal over nuclear plant is re-elected in central Japan. Yutaka Nose secured his fourth term as mayor of Takahama in Fukui Prefecture, central Japan, on Sunday even though his town has been embroiled in a bribery scandal involving a former deputy mayor and Kansai Electric Power Co. Nose, 59, who was first elected mayor in 2008 following time spent as a town assembly member, beat fellow independent and former prefectural assemblyman Akihiro Ichise, 62. A key focus of the election was restoration of the town’s administration following the scandal that came to light last September, in which the late former deputy mayor, Eiji Moriyama, was found to have bribed executives and employees of Kansai Electric to ensure companies connected to him received construction and other work contracts at the Takahama nuclear plant.
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