Nagoya City

    Website: http://www.city.nagoya.jp/index.html

    Prefecture: Aichi

    Population (Prefectural): 7.5 million

    GDP (Prefectural): 39.6 trillion yen

    Candidate Site: Undetermined

    Main IR Assets: The Nagoya Station area has easy access to the Shinkansen bullet trains and lay within easy distance of both the Kanto and Kansai regions. A superspeed maglev train is also scheduled to connect Nagoya with Tokyo in 2027. Aichi Prefecture also has a substantial population of its own, being home to the nation’s automotive industry.

    Key Proponent: Mayor Takashi Kawamura

    People

    Kawamura, Takashi

    Family Name: Kawamura Given Name: Takashi Party: Tax Cut Japan Role: Mayor of Nagoya City IR Stance: Advocate Profile: A native of Nagoya, Kawamura spent most of his political career in the House of Representatives, bouncing from one political party to another. First elected Mayor of Nagoya in 2009, he created his own "Tax Cut Japan" local political party. Kawamura's colorful character and media savvy have made him a nationally-known figure.

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