Kawakatsu, Heita

    Company: Makinohara City

    Family Name: Kawakatsu

    Given Name: Heita

    Party: Independent

    Role: Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture

    IR Stance: Unclear

    Profile: Kawakatsu was a liberal arts professor who rose to the position of president of the Shizuoka University of Art and Culture. In 2009 he ran and was elected governor for the first time. Though he is an independent, Kawakatsu is generally considered an ally of the national opposition parties.

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