Morita, Kensaku

    Company: Chiba City

    Family Name: Morita

    Given Name: Kensaku

    Party: Independent

    Role: Governor of Chiba Prefecture

    IR Stance: Unclear

    Profile: With an early career as an actor and singer, Morita eventually moved into politics, elected three times as a national lawmaker. In 2009, on his second attempt, he was elected governor of Chiba Prefecture.

    Related Articles

    Chiba RFI Gains Response from Nineteen Companies

    A total of nineteen companies responded to Chiba city’s RFI on the possibility of launching an IR bid at the Makuhari location.

    Chiba City Still Investigating IR Bid

    Chiba is a third municipality in the Japanese capital region still actively mulling the possibility of an IR bid. This was revealed by Chiba’s response to the recent central government survey of all 47 prefectures and 20 designated cities, according to a report in the Asahi Shinbun.

    Chiba Governor a “Blank Slate” on IR Bid

    In his June 7 regular press conference, Chiba Governor Kensaku Morita explained in response to a reporter’s question that his position on an IR bid from within the prefecture was a “blank slate”—a passive stance rather than an active one.