Kazumi Matsui

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Kazumi Matsui
松井 一實
Mayor of Hiroshima
Assumed office
10 April 2011
Preceded byTadatoshi Akiba
Personal details
Born (1953-01-08) January 8, 1953 (age 71)
Hiroshima, Japan
Alma materKyoto University

Kazumi Matsui (松井 一實, Matsui Kazumi, born January 8, 1953) is a Japanese politician and the current mayor of Hiroshima, the capital city of Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan.

Early life[edit]

Matsui was born on January 8, 1953, in Hiroshima, Japan. His parents are hibakusha, atomic bomb survivors.[1] He earned an undergraduate law degree from Kyoto University.[2]


In 1976, Matsui began his career by working at the Ministry of Labor in various positions. From 1989 to 1992, he worked at the Japanese embassy in the United Kingdom.[3] He became mayor in the unified local elections on April 10, 2011. In his bid for the mayoral position, he was supported by the Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito. He was reelected as Mayor in 2015, 2019 and 2023.

Matsui served as the president of an organization called "Mayors for Peace".[3]


  1. ^ "Hiroshima mayor still dealing with the specter of atomic bombing | News, Sports, Jobs - Maui News". Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  2. ^ "広島市 - 市長のプロフィール". 広島市 (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2019-07-04. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  3. ^ a b "Kazumi Matsui". Observatoire international des maires sur le Vivre ensemble. 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2019-07-04.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kazumi Matsui at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by Mayor of Hiroshima
Succeeded by