Ueno, Masami

    Company: Kitahiroshima City

    Family Name: Ueno

    Given Name: Masami

    Party: Independent

    Role: Mayor of Kitahiroshima City

    IR Stance: Opposed

    Profile: Immediately after graduation from university, Ueno joined the Kitahiroshima city bureaucracy and worked his way up the chain. He left his position in 2005 and successfully ran for the office of town mayor.

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