Kunio Hiramatsu

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Kunio Hiramatsu (平松 邦夫 Hiramatsu Kunio?)
Kunio Hiramatsu
18th Mayor of Osaka City
In office
19 December 2007 – 18 December 2011
Preceded by Junichi Seki
Succeeded by Tōru Hashimoto
Personal details
Born 15 November 1948
Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture
Nationality Japanese
Political party none
Alma mater Doshisha University Law School
Occupation television personality, Mainichi Broadcasting System
Profession Announcer
Website http://www.hiramatsu-osaka.com/

Kunio Hiramatsu (平松 邦夫 Hiramatsu Kunio?, born 15 November 1948) was the mayor of Osaka, Osaka in Japan. He was elected in 2007 with centre-left support from the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), People's New Party, Social Democratic Party, defeating centre-right supported incumbent Jun'ichi Seki by 50,000 votes.

Hiramatsu unsuccessfully ran for re-election in Osaka's mayoral election on 27 November 2011,[1] where his challenger was former Osaka Governor Tōru Hashimoto.[1] Despite support from both major Japanese national parties (the DPJ and the Liberal Democratic Party), and the Japanese Communist Party retracting their candidate to support his re-election bid, Hiramatsu trailed Hashimoto by a margin of well over 200,000 votes.

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  1. ^ a b Johnston, Eric (8 November 2011). "Stunner: JCP skips Osaka mayor race". The Japan Times. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jun'ichi Seki
Mayor of Osaka City
Succeeded by
Tōru Hashimoto