Hayashi, Fumiko

    Company: Yokohama City

    Family Name: Hayashi

    Given Name: Fumiko

    Party: Independent

    Role: Mayor of Yokohama City

    IR Stance: Advocate

    Profile: Before her move into politics, Hayashi had a pathbreaking career as a female business executive, mainly in the automotive industry, but also a stint as Chair and CEO of the major retailer, Daiei. She was first elected mayor of Yokohama in 2009 and has been reelected twice. Originally a clear advocate of hosting an IR in Yokohama, she shifted to an ambiguous stance in early 2017.

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