Kunio Hiramatsu

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Kunio Hiramatsu (平松 邦夫 Hiramatsu Kunio?)
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Kunio Hiramatsu, 3 October 2008
18th Mayor of Osaka
In office
19 December 2007 – 18 December 2011
Preceded by Junichi Seki
Succeeded by Tōru Hashimoto
Personal details
Born (1948-11-15) 15 November 1948 (age 68)
Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture
Nationality Japanese
Political party none
Alma mater Doshisha University Law School
Occupation television personality, Mainichi Broadcasting System
Profession Announcer
Website http://www.hiramatsu-osaka.com/

Kunio Hiramatsu (平松 邦夫 Hiramatsu Kunio?, born 15 November 1948) was the mayor of Osaka in Japan. He was elected in 2007 with centre-left support from the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), People's New Party and the Social Democratic Party, defeating the centre-right supported incumbent Jun'ichi Seki by 50,000 votes.

Hiramatsu unsuccessfully ran for re-election in Osaka's mayoral election on 27 November 2011,[1] when his challenger was the former Osaka Governor Tōru Hashimoto.[1] Despite support from both major Japanese national parties (the DPJ and the Liberal Democratic Party), and the Japanese Communist Party retracting their candidate to support his re-election bid, Hiramatsu lost to Hashimoto by a margin of well over 200,000 votes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Johnston, Eric (8 November 2011). "Stunner: JCP skips Osaka mayor race". The Japan Times. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jun'ichi Seki
Mayor of Osaka City
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Tōru Hashimoto