Hidehiko Yuzaki

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Hidehiko Yuzaki
湯崎 英彦
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Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture
Assumed office
29 November 2009
Preceded by Yūzan Fujita
Personal details
Born (1965-10-04) October 4, 1965 (age 50)
Saeki-ku, Hiroshima, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
Alma mater University of Tokyo (B.L. in 1990)
Stanford University (M.B.A. in 1995)

Hidehiko Yuzaki (湯崎 英彦 Yuzaki Hidehiko?, born October 4, 1965) is a Japanese politician and the current governor of Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. He was elected on November 8, 2009 on behalf of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan. Prior to that, served in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.[1] Yuzaki earned his M.B.A. from Stanford University in 1995.[2]

As governor of Hiroshima, he tried to forge new initiatives in the field of nuclear disarmament. On November 4, 2011, he announced a new plan to formulate a road map for nuclear abolition through the cooperation of former government officials. The project is titled Hiroshima for Global Peace.[3] In the same month, he visited Washington DC and met US National Security Council member Laura Holgate in order to enlist the cooperation of the US government.[4]

He is a member of the International Advisory Board at the Blavatnik School of Government, the University of Oxford.[5]

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Preceded by
Yūzan Fujita
Governors of Hiroshima Prefecture
2009–present
Incumbent