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Soichiro Takashima Wins Fourth Term as Fukuoka Mayor

Soichiro Takashima, the incumbent, was elected for the fourth time, defeating two newcomers, including Mr. Tanaka, a former city councilor, whom the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan nominated, the People’s Democratic Party, and the Social Democratic Party. The count was as follows: Soichiro Takashima, independent incumbent, was elected with 329,606 votes; Shinsuke Tanaka, independent, 96,408 votes and Eiji Kumamaru, independent, received 9,423 votes. According to the Fukuoka City Election Commission, Takashima received more votes than the 285,435 he received four years ago, the most ever in a Fukuoka City mayoral election.

Mr. Takashima is 48 years old and a native of Oita City. After working as an announcer for Kyushu Asahi Broadcasting Corporation, he was first elected mayor of Fukuoka 12 years ago. During the election campaign, Mr. Takashima touted his achievements during his three terms of 12 years as mayor, including the redevelopment project of Tenjin in the center of Fukuoka City. He appealed that he would work to support child rearing, including reducing the burden on families with many children and reviving the economy. With the support of the Liberal Democratic Party and the New Komeito party on the city council, Mr. Takashima was able to solidify both parties’ support and garnered broad support from so-called independent voters and others. Source: NHK / KBC

Soichiro Takashima Wins Fourth Term as Fukuoka Mayor

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Published: Nov 21, 2022 / Last Updated: Nov 21, 2022

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