Murai, Yoshihiro

    Company: Iwanuma City

    Family Name: Murai

    Given Name: Yoshihiro

    Party: Independent

    Role: Governor of Miyagi Prefecture

    IR Stance: Unclear

    Profile: Murai was a military officer in the Self-Defense Forces before joining the ruling party and winning election to the Miyagi Prefectural Assembly in 1995. A decade later he successfully ran for the post of governor, and has won reelection since then.

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