Yokohama City

    Website: http://www.city.yokohama.lg.jp/

    Prefecture: Kanagawa

    Population (Prefectural): 9.1 million

    GDP (Prefectural 2014): 30.3 trillion yen

    Candidate Site: Yamashita Pier

    Main IR Assets: Yamashita Pier is an attractive port site in a city that is already considered one of the most charming urban locations in the nation. It is located in the Kanto region, home to more than 36 million people.

    Key Proponent: Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    People

    Hayashi, Fumiko

    Family Name: Hayashi Given Name: Fumiko Party: Independent Role: Mayor of Yokohama City IR Stance: Unclear Profile: Before her move into politics, Hayashi had a pathbreaking career as a female business executive, mainly in the automotive industry, but also a stint as Chair and CEO of the major retailer, Daiei. She was first elected mayor of Yokohama in 2009 and has been reelected twice. Originally a clear advocate of hosting an IR in Yokohama, she shifted to an ambiguous stance in early 2017.

    Ueno, Takashi

    Family Name: Ueno Given Name: Takashi Organization: Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry Role: President IR Stance: Advocate Profile: Ueno has long experience in the maritime and oil transportation business. He has been the chairman and CEO of Ueno Transtech since March 2007, and has served as the president of the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce and Industry since November 2006.

    Kawamoto, Morihiko

    Family Name: Kawamoto Given Name: Morihiko Organization: Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry Role: Vice-Chairman IR Stance: Advocate Profile: Aside from his position as vice-chairman of the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kawamoto is also the president of Kawamoto Industry Corporation, which installs and maintains such equipment as air conditioners, plumbing systems, disaster prevention machinery, and more.

    Fujiki, Yukio

    Family Name: Fujiki Given Name: Yukio Organization: Yokohama Harbor Transport Association Role: Chairman IR Stance: Opponent Profile: President of the Fujiki Transportation and Stevedoring Company since 1970, Fujiki is also the influential chairman of the Yokohama Harbor Transport Association. Although an advocate for the further development of the Yamashita Pier area, he took a different position from most local business leaders by opposing the establishment of a casino in Yokohama.

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