Hiroshi Nakada

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Hiroshi Nakada (right) shakes hands with the commanding officer of NAF Atsugi on April 10, 2009.

Hiroshi Nakada (中田 宏 Nakada Hiroshi?, born September 20, 1964) is the former mayor of Yokohama, Kanagawa in Japan. A graduate of Aoyama Gakuin University, he served at the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management before working in the House of Councillors in the Diet.

He was first elected mayor of Yokohama in April 2002 after serving in the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature) for three terms since July 1993. He was re-elected in 2006.

He has been compared to Carlos Ghosn, the visionary CEO of Nissan, whose Revival Plan he emulated and enticed the corporation to relocate to the city with [2].

He is longlisted for the 2008 World Mayor award.[1]

On July 28, 2009, he suddenly submitted his resignation letter to the city assembly chairperson, more than 8 months earlier from the end of his second term in April 2010.[2]

Political career

  • 1993-1996: first term in House of Representatives
  • 1996-2000: second term in House of Representatives
  • 2000-2002: third term in House of Representatives
  • 2002-2006: first term as Mayor of Yokohama
  • 2006-2010: second term as Mayor of Yokohama

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Preceded by
Hidenobu Takahide
Mayor of Yokohama
2002 - 2009
Succeeded by
Fumiko Hayashi