Yoshimura, Hirofumi

    Osaka Mayor Yoshimura

    Company: Osaka City

    Family Name: Yoshimura

    Given Name: Hirofumi

    Party: Japan Innovation Party

    Role: Governor of Osaka Prefecture

    IR Stance: Advocate

    Profile: Yoshimura was a local lawyer recruited by the Osaka Restoration Association, first as a city councilman in 2011 and then for the House of Representatives in 2014. When party leader Toru Hashimoto resigned as Osaka mayor in 2015 after failing to win a referendum on merging Osaka prefecture and city, Yoshimura became Hashimoto’s handpicked successor, winning his first election as mayor. In April 2019, he successfully ran for the position of Osaka governor.

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