Harumi Takahashi

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Harumi Takahashi
高橋 はるみ
6th Governor of Hokkaido
Assumed office
14 April 2003
Preceded by Tatsuya Hori
Personal details
Born (1954-01-06) 6 January 1954 (age 63)
Toyama, Toyama Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japan
Political party Independent
Alma mater Hitotsubashi University

Harumi Takahashi (高橋 はるみ, Takahashi Harumi, born 6 January 1954) is the governor of the Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido. She graduated from Hitotsubashi University with a Bachelor of Economics degree in 1976. She started her career as a bureaucrat in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (now Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) and quit in 2003. She was elected in April 2003, becoming the first female governor of Hokkaido and the fourth female governor in Japanese history.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tatsuya Hori
Governor of Hokkaido