Ikuo Kabashima

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Ikuo Kabashima
蒲島 郁夫
Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1947-01-28) January 28, 1947 (age 68)
Alma mater University of Nebraska

Ikuo Kabashima (蒲島 郁夫 Kabashima Ikuo?, born January 28, 1947) is the current governor of Kumamoto Prefecture.[1] He has been governor since 2008.[2]

Ikuo Kabashima received a bachelor's and master's degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska. He received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1979.

Kabashima was an associate professor at the Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences of the University of Tsukuba from 1986 to 1991. He became a professor in 1991 and in 1996 was named Dean of the Graduate School of International Political Economy. In 1997 he became a Professor of Law at the University of Tokyo.