Kono, Shunji

    Company: Miyazaki City

    Family Name: Kono

    Given Name: Shunji

    Party: Independent

    Role: Governor of Miyazaki Prefecture

    IR Stance: Opposed

    Profile: Kono’s career began in the Internal Affairs Ministry, which eventually posted him to Miyazaki Prefecture. In 2007 he rose to the status of Vice-Governor. In 2011, when then-Governor Hideo Higashikokubaru decided to leave office, Kono left the ministry and successfully ran for the post of governor. He was reelected in 2015 and has already indicated that he plans to run again in 2019.

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