I started this post by listing the English-language reports of the Nago election result, and I am still adding - not just immediate reports but subsequent analyses.
Latest addition: Wall Street Journal, January 25
Inamine Susumu 17,950
Shimabukuro Yoshikazu 16,362
I will update reports in English here.
Japan Times (Kyodo):
Base foe Inamine to be next Nago mayor
Okinawa town elects mayor against U.S. base
Inamine wins Nago Mayoral election
Okinawa poll boost for opponents of US base
Japan 'to rethink US military presence' after poll
The Economist (not a report of the election, but a sober analysis written ten days ago, which I found while searching for the news):
The New Battle of Okinawa
The Wall Street Journal:
Japan Vote for New Mayor Threatens Base
New York Times:
Mayor-Elect Of Okinawa Opposes U.S. Base
Mayor's election in Okinawa is setback for U.S. air base move
Future of Okinawa base strains U.S.-Japanese alliance
My comment to WP:
If the pro-base candidate had won, the pro-base media would argue that the Nago residents approved the Henoko base construction. Now that the anti-base candidate has won, those media say the local election can't decide or shouldn't influence the national security decision. Let's go back to the basic. Why would only Japan need III MEF where NO OTHER COUNTRY needs it? Japan does not need IIIMEF to stay, and the US knows that. Check the details of the Guam Integrated Military Development plan. Plans are already underway to move most of the Marines from Okinawa to Guam. Military colonization of Guam is another problem we must address, but one thing that is absolutely clear is that there is no substitute facility needed in Japan when Futenma is returned to the people of Okinawa.
Why Build a New Base on Okinawa When the Marines are Relocating to Guam?: Okinawa Mayor Challenges Japan and the US
Japanese Bureaucrats Hide Decision to Move All US Marines out of Okinawa to Guam