Suzuki, Naomichi

    Company: Tomakomai City

    Family Name: Suzuki

    Given Name: Naomichi

    Party: Independent

    Role: Governor of Hokkaido

    IR Stance: Unclear

    Profile: Originally deployed to Hokkaido by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in 2008, Suzuki went on to serve two terms as mayor of Yubari. At the time of his first election in 2011, he was the youngest city mayor in the nation. In April 2019 he ran for the open position of Hokkaido Governor and was successfully elected.

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