Naruto City

    Website: http://www.city.naruto.tokushima.jp/

    Prefecture: Tokushima

    Population (Prefectural): 730,000

    GDP (Prefectural): 3.1 trillion yen

    Candidate Site: Naruto

    Main IR Assets: There are no other municipalities on the island of Shikoku which have expressed interest in hosting an IR. The Naruto whirlpools are a tourist attraction.

    Key Proponent: Naruto Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    IR Operators: None

    People

    Iizumi, Kamon

    Family Name: Iizumi Given Name: Kamon Party: Independent Role: Governor of Tokushima Prefecture IR Stance: Unclear Profile: After beginning his career in the Internal Affairs Ministry as a bureaucrat, he was selected by the ruling party to run as Governor in 2003 and was successfully elected. Since then he has been reelected four more times.

    Izumi, Michihiko

    Family Name: Izumi Given Name: Michihiko Party: Independent Role: Mayor of Naruto City IR Stance: Unclear Profile: Izumi has spent his entire career in Naruto city, first as a city bureaucrat, then as an elected city councilman, and since 2009 as mayor.

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