Miyazaki City

    Website: http://www.city.miyazaki.miyazaki.jp/

    Prefecture: Miyazaki

    Population (Prefectural): 1.1 million

    GDP (Prefectural): 3.6 trillion yen

    Candidate Site: Phoenix Seagaia Resort

    Main IR Assets: Phoenix Seagaia Resort, a significant leisure facility, already exists at the site.

    Key Proponent: Sega Sammy Holdings

    People

    Kono, Shunji

    Family Name: Kono Given Name: Shunji Party: Independent Role: Governor of Miyazaki Prefecture IR Stance: Opposed Profile: Kono's career began in the Internal Affairs Ministry, which eventually posted him to Miyazaki Prefecture. In 2007 he rose to the status of Vice-Governor. In 2011, when then-Governor Hideo Higashikokubaru decided to leave office, Kono left the ministry and successfully ran for the post of governor. He was reelected in 2015 and has already indicated that he plans to run again in 2019.

    Tojiki, Tadashi

    Family Name: Tojiki Given Name: Tadashi Party: Independent Role: Mayor of Miyazaki City IR Stance: Unclear Profile: Tojiki was mayor of Sadowara Town from 1998 until 2006, when his town was administratively absorbed into Miyazaki city. Tojiki's initial attempt to become mayor of Miyazaki city failed, but on his second try in 2010 he succeeded.

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