Fukuoka City

    Website: https://www.city.fukuoka.lg.jp/

    Prefecture: Fukuoka

    Population (Prefectural): 5.1 million

    GDP (Prefectural): 18.9 trillion yen

    Candidate Site: Undetermined

    Main IR Assets: Fukuoka is the most cosmopolitan city and the capital of the most populous prefecture on Kyushu island with easy access to Honshu via the Shinkansen and by airports.

    Key Proponent: Junior Chamber International Fukuoka

    People

    Takashima, Soichiro

    Family Name: Takashima Given Name: Soichiro Party: Independent Role: Mayor of Fukuoka City IR Stance: Opponent Profile: Originally from Oita, Takashima had a career as a television announcer before his first election as mayor, with the support of conservative political parties, in 2010. At that time he was the youngest elected mayor in Fukuoka's history.

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