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Kamimine-cho Elects Nation’s Youngest CMO

In a runoff election held on March 22, the voters of Kamimine-cho, Saga Prefecture, chose Yuhei Takehiro as their new chief municipal officer. Takehiro, a former aide in the upper house of Japan’s Diet, is 29, which makes him the youngest municipal chief executive in Japan. He ran on a platform of cutting the salary at his new job by 50%, and promoting municipal consolidation.

Published: Mar 26, 2009 / Last Updated: Mar 26, 2009

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