Akiko Dōmoto

Akiko Dōmoto (堂本 暁子, Dōmoto Akiko, born July 31, 1932) was the governor of Chiba Prefecture in Japan from 2001 to 2009. A graduate of Tokyo Woman's Christian University, she was the first female governor of Chiba and the third in Japanese history.[1] She was first elected in 2001. In September 2001 she canceled a controversial plan to reclaim the Sanbanze wetlands as landfill.[2] Historian Jeff Kingston called this act "a major victory for activists."[3]

Akiko Dōmoto
堂本 暁子
Governor Akiko Dōmoto.jpg
Governor of Chiba Prefecture
In office
Personal details
Born (1932-07-31) July 31, 1932 (age 90)
San Francisco, California, USA
Alma materTokyo Womans Christian University


  1. ^ Kodate, Naonori; Kodate, Kashiko (2015). Japanese Women in Science and Engineering: History and Policy Change. Routledge. p. 77.
  2. ^ Hesse, Stephen (November 22, 2001). "Singing the praises of glorious mud flats". The Japan Times. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Kingston, Jeff (2004). Japan's Quiet Transformation: Social Change and Civil Society in 21st Century Japan. Routledge. p. 147. ISBN 9781134478279.

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