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TOKYO (AFP) — Tokyo's election commission Thursday asked the popular video sharing website YouTube to take off clips of candidates for the local governor's race, saying it gave some of them unfair advantages.

The election commission said it wanted to "ensure fairness" among candidates ahead of Sunday's election in the world's largest metropolis.

"We made the requests via e-mail and fax to the YouTube office in the United States," said commission official Hiroyoshi Yone.

"The site has allowed only certain candidates' speeches to be viewed freely on the site, with which we cannot ensure the fairness of the election," he said.

But the commission has not received any reply from the operator of ...