Company: Yokohama City
Family Name: Kawamoto
Given Name: Morihiko
Organization: Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry
IR Stance: Advocate
Profile: Aside from his position as vice-chairman of the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kawamoto is also the president of Kawamoto Industry Corporation, which installs and maintains such equipment as air conditioners, plumbing systems, disaster prevention machinery, and more.
Having telegraphed its intention to do so since March, the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry has finally launched its pro-IR organization, dubbed the “Yokohama IR Promotion Association.”
The Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry has publicly urged Mayor Fumiko Hayashi to come off the fence and to quickly make a decision in favor of launching an IR bid.
Leaders of the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry are making another push for an IR bid in their city, this time announcing that they will form an “IR Promotion Council” by the end of the year.
Yokohama business leaders used the opportunity of a conference on Saturday to renew their request for the municipal government to make a bid for an IR license.