Hitoshi Goto

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Hitoshi Gotō
後藤 斎
Governor of Yamanashi Prefecture
In office
16 February 2015 – February 2019
Preceded byShōmei Yokouchi
Succeeded byKotaro Nagasaki
Personal details
Born (1957-07-22) 22 July 1957 (age 62)
Kōfu, Yamanashi, Japan
Alma materTohoku University

Hitoshi Goto (後藤 斎, Gotō Hitoshi, born 22 July 1957) is a Japanese politician and former governor of Yamanashi Prefecture. He was formerly a Democratic Party member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). He resigned from the Democratic Party and the Diet in November 2014 so that he could contest the January 2015 Yamanashi Gubernatorial election as an independent. A native of Kōfu and graduate of Tohoku University with a Bachelor of Economics, he worked at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries from 1980 to 1995.


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