Fukuda, Norihiko

    Company: Kawasaki City

    Family Name: Fukuda

    Given Name: Norihiko

    Party: Independent

    Role: Mayor of Kawasaki City

    IR Stance: Unclear

    Profile: Educated partly in the United States, Fukuda’s political career was launched in 2003 when he was elected to the Kanagawa Prefectural Assembly. In 2013, he was elected to the post of Mayor of Kawasaki City.

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