Governor of Hokkaido

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Governor of Hokkaido
Emblem of Hokkaido Prefecture.svg
Seal of Hokkaido
Harumi Takahashi

since 14 April 2003
Term length Four years
Inaugural holder Toshibumi Tanaka
Formation 1947

The Governor of Hokkaido (北海道知事, Hokkaidō chiji) is the head of the local government of Hokkaido, Japan's largest prefecture. The seat of the local government is located in Sapporo, the capital city of the prefecture. The current governor and the first female to hold the office is Harumi Takahashi.

This is a list of the governors of Hokkaido.

No. Name Took office Left office Party Number of terms
1 Toshibumi Tanaka (田中敏文) May 1947 April 1959 First term independent, Social Democratic Party 3
2 Kingo Machimura (町村金五) April 1959 April 1971 Liberal Democratic Party 3
3 Naohiro Dōgakinai (堂垣内尚弘) April 1971 April 1983 Liberal Democratic Party 3
4 Takahiro Yokomichi April 1983 April 1995 Social Democratic Party 3
5 Tatsuya Hori April 1995 April 2003 Independent 2
6 Harumi Takahashi April 2003 Incumbent Independent 4