Tomihisa Taue

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Tomihisa Taue
田上 富久
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Tomihisa Taue in July 2011
Mayor of Nagasaki
Assumed office
April 22, 2007
Preceded by Iccho Itoh
Personal details
Born (1956-12-10) December 10, 1956 (age 60)
Gotō, Nagasaki, Japan
Alma mater Kyushu University

Tomihisa Taue (田上 富久 Taue Tomihisa?, born December 10, 1956), is a Japanese politician and the current mayor of Nagasaki, the capital city of Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, he first took office in 2007. He was a graduate from Kyushu University, and majored in jurisprudence.

He is a career employee of the municipal government, which he first joined in 1980, eventually serving as head of its statistics department.[1]

He was elected mayor of Nagasaki in a special election in 2007 following the assassination of Iccho Itoh in the midst of the 2007 unified local elections. He was re-elected in the April 2011 elections and ran unopposed in the April 2015 elections, the first uncontested mayoral election in Nagasaki history.[1]

In 2007, he criticized Fumio Kyuma, then the Minister of Defense, as the mayor of Nagasaki for his remark on the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "長崎市長選". NHK. 19 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Japan defense chief quits over gaffe". USA Today. July 3, 2007. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ Alford, Peter (July 4, 2007). "Minister quits over A-bomb gaffe". The Australian. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 

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