U.S. base opponent Inamine set to be re-elected Nago mayor

Susumu Inamine appears set to secure a second term in Sunday's Nago mayoral election, which is being closely watched as a public verdict on the planned relocation of a U.S. Marine base to the city, according to Kyodo News projections.

Inamine, 68, who opposes the construction of a new U.S. military facility in the city's Henoko district, is projected to defeat Bunshin Suematsu, 65, a former Okinawa prefectural assembly member who backs the relocation plan.