Kozo Igarashi

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Kozo Igarashi (五十嵐 広三, Igarashi Kōzō, 15 March 1926 – May 7, 2013) was a Japanese politician. He was a former mayor of Asahikawa City in Hokkaidō from 1963 to 1974, member of the House of Representatives, construction minister in the Hosokawa Cabinet from 1993 to 1994, and chief Cabinet secretary in the government of Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama from 1994 to 1995. In 1975 and 1979, Igarashi ran for governor of Hokkaidō as a united front candidate (JSP, JCP, Kōmeitō), but lost both elections to incumbent Naohiro Dōgakinai.

Death[edit]

On May 7, 2013, he died of pneumonia at age 87.[1]

References[edit]

House of Representatives of Japan
Preceded by
Four-member constituency
Representative for Hokkaidō 2nd district
1980-1996
Served alongside: Hiroshi Imazu and many others
Succeeded by
District eliminated