Shigefumi Matsuzawa

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Shigefumi Matsuzawa
松沢 成文
Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture
In office
23 April 2003 – 23 April 2011
Preceded by Hiroshi Okazaki
Succeeded by Yūji Kuroiwa
Personal details
Born (1958-04-02) April 2, 1958 (age 57)
Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Alma mater Keio University

Shigefumi Matsuzawa (松沢 成文 Matsuzawa Shigefumi?, born April 2, 1958) is a Japanese politician and a current member of the House of Councillors for the Kanagawa at-large district in the Diet of Japan. A native of Kawasaki, Kanagawa and graduate of Keio University, he has previously served in the assembly of Kanagawa Prefecture for two terms from 1987 to 1993, in the House of Representatives in the Diet for three terms from 1993 to 2003 and as the governor of Kanagawa Prefecture from 2003 until 2011. He was elected to the House of Councillors in 2013 as a member of Your Party. Upon the dissolution of Your Party in November 2014 he joined the Party for Future Generations. He left the party in August 2015 and sits as an independent.

During his time as a graduate student at the Matsushita School of Government, Matsuzawa lived in Frederick, Maryland for a year and worked in the office of then-U. S. Congresswoman Beverly Byron (D-MD), studying the 1984 U.S. presidential election, which became the subject of a book he wrote and published in Japan in 1985.

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