Fukuoka Governor Hiroshi Ogawa announced his manifesto in for the upcoming election at a press conference on Mar. 11. Ogawa’s manifesto for his third term consists of 85 items under five pillars, including the realization of a society in which people can “work,” “live” and “rear” in their familiar environments. He stressed the importance of supporting mid-small companies as well as effectively introducing latest IoT technologies. So far, two other candidates, Kazuhisa Takei and Kiyoshi Shinoda, have announced their intentions to run for the election. The official announcement of the election will be made on Mar. 21 and the voting will follow on Apr. 7. Source: Nikkei Shimbun, 3/11/2019
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