Toshizō Ido

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Toshizō Ido
井戸 敏三
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Governor of Hyōgo Prefecture
Assumed office
1 August 2001
Preceded by Toshitami Kaihara
Personal details
Born (1945-08-10) 10 August 1945 (age 71)
Tatsuno, Hyōgo, Japan
Alma mater University of Tokyo

Toshizō Ido (井戸 敏三 Ido Toshizō?, born August 10, 1945) is a Japanese politician and current governor of Hyōgo Prefecture in Japan, since 2001. A native of Tatsuno, Hyōgo and graduate of the University of Tokyo, he joined the Ministry of Home Affairs in 1968.[1]

2009 election[edit]

Gov. Toshizo Ido was re-elected in 2009 to a third term. Ido, backed by the LDP, New Komeito and the Social Democratic Party, appeared to have easily defeated Kotaro Tanaka, 60, endorsed by the Japanese Communist Party.[2]During the campaign, Ido publicized his achievements in promoting reconstruction following the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake and tackling the swine flu outbreak.

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