Ikuo Kabashima

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Ikuo Kabashima
蒲島 郁夫
Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture
Assumed office
16 April 2008
Preceded by Yoshiko Shiotani
Personal details
Born (1947-01-28) January 28, 1947 (age 70)
Kamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
Alma mater University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Harvard University, HKS

Ikuo Kabashima (蒲島 郁夫?, Kabashima Ikuo, born January 28, 1947) is a Japanese politician and the current governor of Kumamoto Prefecture.[1] He has been governor since 2008.[2]

Ikuo Kabashima received a bachelor's and master's degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska. He received a Ph.D. in Political Economy from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1979. He studied under Samuel P. Huntington and Sidney Verba in HKS.

Kabashima was an associate professor at the Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences of the University of Tsukuba from 1986 to 1991. He became a professor in 1991 and in 1996 was named Dean of the Graduate School of International Political Economy. In 1997 he became a Professor of Law at the University of Tokyo.

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