Yūichirō Itō

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Yūichirō Itō
伊藤 祐一郎
Governor of Kagoshima Prefecture
In office
28 July 2004 – 27 July 2016
Preceded by Tatsurō Suga
Succeeded by Satoshi Mitazono
Personal details
Born (1947-11-17) November 17, 1947 (age 69)
Izumi, Kagoshima, Japan
Alma mater University of Tokyo

Yūichirō Itō (伊藤 祐一郎?, Itō Yūichirō, born November 17, 1947) is a Japanese politician and former governor of Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan. A native of Izumi, Kagoshima and graduate of the University of Tokyo with the Bachelor of Laws in June 1971, he had worked at the Ministry of Home Affairs since 1972 before elected governor.[1]

He served three terms as governor from 2004 until 2016. In July 2016 he sought a fourth term but was defeated by Satoshi Mitazono.[2]


  1. ^ 政治家情報 〜伊藤 祐一郎〜. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2007-12-08.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "New Kagoshima governor to seek suspension of Sendai reactors". Japan Times. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
Preceded by
Tatsurō Suga
Governors of Kagoshima Prefecture
Succeeded by
Satoshi Mitazono