Iwanuma City

    Website: https://www.city.iwanuma.miyagi.jp/

    Prefecture: Miyagi

    Population (Prefectural): 2.3 million

    GDP (Prefectural): 9.4 trillion yen

    Candidate Site: Undetermined

    Main IR Assets: This location is in the immediate proximity of Sendai Airport, a major regional facility.

    Key Proponent: Iwanuma City Council

    People

    Murai, Yoshihiro

    Family Name: Murai Given Name: Yoshihiro Party: Independent Role: Governor of Miyagi Prefecture IR Stance: Unclear Profile: Murai was a military officer in the Self-Defense Forces before joining the ruling party and winning election to the Miyagi Prefectural Assembly in 1995. A decade later he successfully ran for the post of governor, and has won reelection since then.

    Kikuchi, Hiroo

    Family Name: Kikuchi Given Name: Hiroo Party: Independent Role: Mayor of Iwanuma City IR Stance: Opponent Profile: Kikuchi spent his entire career in the Iwanuma city government, eventually rising as high as deputy mayor. In 2014 he became mayor.

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