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Election Officials Cry Foul

Date Posted: 2000-06-10

Campaigning for Okinawa Prefecture Assembly elections got under way Friday with campaign posters going up on designated billboards around the prefecture. The start of the campaign also brought out the campaign cars with loudspeakers blaring greetings from the candidates.

The prefecture assembly election is scheduled for June 11 followed by national parliamentary elections on June 25. Seventy six hopefuls are vying for the 48 seats in the prefectural assembly.

The start of the campaigning also immediately brought cries of foul from some election offices, as overzealous supporters of various candidates pasted posters at unauthorized places.

In Japanese elections the candidates are allowed to hand their posters only on designated billboards and on them only on their designated positions.

Traffic on roads leading from the airport to the entrance of the Okinawa Expressway, the expressway will be severely restricted for four days during the Okinawa G-8 Summit starting July 21. Traffic on areas surrounding resorts where the top leaders will stay will also be restricted. The Okinawa Prefecture Police Traffic Secion has printed 300,000 pamhplets explaining the restrictions. Distribution of the pamphlets started June 1. Some of the roads will be closed completely at times when the VIPs are expected to travel. On others, the traffic is allowed in one direction only.

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