Company: Makinohara City
Family Name: Kawakatsu
Given Name: Heita
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.