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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo governor election to test support for Olympics

Foes accuse Gov. Koike of putting games ahead of coronavirus fight

Gov. Koike, left, leads in opinion polls by a wide margin even as Taro Yamamoto, top right, and Kenji Utsunomiya call for canceling the Olympics. (Nikkei montage/Kyodo)

TOKYO -- The Summer Olympics will loom large over Sunday's gubernatorial election in Tokyo, where challengers to incumbent frontrunner Gov. Yuriko Koike have accused her of favoring the expensive event over support for the coronavirus-hit economy.

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