Shōgo Arai

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Shōgo Arai
Governor of Nara Prefecture
Assumed office
Personal details
Born Arai Shōgo (荒井正吾?)
(1945-01-18) January 18, 1945 (age 70)
Yao, Osaka, Japan
Alma mater University of Tokyo

Shōgo Arai (荒井 正吾 Arai Shōgo?, born January 18, 1945 in Yao, Osaka) is the governor of Nara Prefecture in Japan, first elected in 2007. A graduate of the University of Tokyo, he joined the Ministry of Transport, attending Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs as a ministry official. Leaving the ministry in 2001, he was elected to the House of Councillors in the Diet of Japan (national legislature) for the first time in the same year.


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