Takafumi Isomura

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Takafumi Isomura (磯村 隆文, Isomura Takafumi, December 8, 1930 – November 26, 2007) was a Japanese politician. He served as the former mayor of Osaka from 1995 until 2003 and professor emeritus of Osaka City University.[1]

Isomura was born in the city of Osaka and graduated from Osaka City University.

Isomura initially began his career as an economics professor at Osaka City University.[1] He became vice mayor of Osaka in April 1990 at the request of former Osaka Mayor Masaya Nishio.[1] Isomura succeeded Nishio when he was elected mayor in December 1995.[1] One of Isomura's main goals during his time in office was to make Osaka the host city for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.[1] However, Osaka lost its bid to Beijing at the meeting of the International Olympic Committee in July 2001.[1]

Takafumi Isomura died of hepatocellular carcinoma at a hospital in Osaka on November 26, 2007.[1] He was 76 years old.[1]

Preceded by
Masaya Nishio
Mayor of Osaka
Succeeded by
Junichi Seki