Tomihisa Taue

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Tomihisa Taue
田上 富久
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Tomihisa Taue in July 2011
Mayor of Nagasaki
Incumbent
Assumed office
April 22, 2007
Preceded by Iccho Itoh
Personal details
Born (1956-12-10) December 10, 1956 (age 58)
Gotō, Nagasaki, Japan
Alma mater Kyushu University

Tomihisa Taue (田上 富久 Taue Tomihisa?, born December 10, 1956), is the mayor of the Japanese city of Nagasaki; he first took office in 2007. He was a graduate from Kyushu University, and majored in jurisprudence.

He is a career employee of the municipal government, which he first joined in 1980, eventually serving as head of its statistics department.[1]

He was elected mayor of Nagasaki in a special election in 2007 following the assassination of Iccho Itoh in the midst of the 2007 unified local elections. He was re-elected in the April 2011 elections and ran unopposed in the April 2015 elections, the first uncontested mayoral election in Nagasaki history.[1]

In 2007, he criticized Fumio Kyuma, then the Minister of Defense, as the mayor of Nagasaki for his remark on the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "長崎市長選". NHK. 19 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Japan defense chief quits over gaffe". USA Today. July 3, 2007. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ Alford, Peter (July 4, 2007). "Minister quits over A-bomb gaffe". The Australian. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 

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