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.
- Local News
- Kamimine-cho Elects Nation’s Youngest CMO