Nishikawa, Issei

    Company: Echizen City

    Family Name: Nishikawa

    Given Name: Issei

    Party: Independent

    Role: Governor of Fukui Prefecture

    IR Stance: Unclear

    Profile: Nishikawa began as a bureaucrat in the internal affairs ministry, eventually becoming the Vice-Governor of Fukui in 1995 in that capacity. He retired from the ministry and successfully ran for governor in 2003. Within the national context, Nishikawa is known was one of the strongest local advocates of nuclear energy, even in the post-Fukushima era. Fukui Prefecture hosts the nation’s largest concentration of nuclear power plants.

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