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|Kunio Hiramatsu (平松 邦夫 Hiramatsu Kunio)|
Kunio Hiramatsu, 3 October 2008
|18th Mayor of Osaka|
19 December 2007 – 18 December 2011
|Preceded by||Junichi Seki|
|Succeeded by||Tōru Hashimoto|
15 November 1948 |
Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture
|Alma mater||Doshisha University Law School|
|Occupation||television personality, Mainichi Broadcasting System|
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, when his challenger was the former Osaka Governor Tōru Hashimoto. 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.
- Johnston, Eric (8 November 2011). "Stunner: JCP skips Osaka mayor race". The Japan Times. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
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