Takahashi, Harumi

    Company: Tomakomai City

    Family Name: Takahashi

    Given Name: Harumi

    Party: Independent

    Role: Former Governor of Hokkaido Prefecture

    IR Stance: Advocate

    Profile: Born into a political family, Takahashi started off as a MITI (now METI) bureaucrat before leaving the ministry and successfully running for the post of Hokkaido governor, at the urging of ruling party grandee Nobutaka Machimura. She served four full terms, a total of 16 years, as governor before stepping down in April 2019.

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