Okinawa governor Tamaki wins second term

Okinawa Governor Tamaki Denny has won a second term in Sunday's election.

The 62-year-old Tamaki ran as an independent. He was supported by opposition parties. His main rival was former Ginowan mayor Sakima Atsushi, who was backed by the ruling coalition.

Tamaki stressed that he will continue to take action to resolve the relocation issue of the US Futenma Air Station.

He said that he will stick to his beliefs "without wavering even a millimeter" and call on the central government to address the issue.

Tamaki was first elected governor four years ago.

During the campaign, he reiterated his opposition to the central government's plan to relocate the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station within the prefecture.

He also emphasized his first-term achievements, such as addressing child poverty.