Goro Yoshimura

Goro Yoshimura (吉村 午良, Yoshimura Gorou) (born February 13, 1926) was a Japanese politician, and the former governor of Nagano Prefecture, in central Japan. Yoshimura was a graduate of the law faculty at the University of Tokyo.[4] Upon graduation, he worked in the Nagano Prefectural Government Office.[5] In 1971, he became deputy governor,[6] and was elevated to governor in 1980 when the governor at the time, Gon'ichirō Nishizawa, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. Yoshimura served five full 4-year terms, until October 26, 2000.[7] Yoshimura retired from politics in 2000.

Goro Yoshimura
吉村 午良
Governor of Nagano Prefecture[2]
In office
October 26, 1980[1] – October 25, 2000[3]
Preceded byGon'ichirō Nishizawa
Succeeded byYasuo Tanaka
Personal details
Born(1926-02-13)February 13, 1926
Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan
DiedMay, 2007
Nagano, Nagano
Alma materTokyo University

Yoshimura served as one of the four Vice Presidents of the Nagano Olympic Organizing Committee from 1991 and the Nagano Paralympic Organizing Committee President, when the committees was founded, until its final meetings in February 1999.[a 1] At the June 15, 1991 97th IOC session in Birmingham, United Kingdom, Yoshimura was part of the Nagano Olympic Bid committee, where he spoke followed by Hironoshin Furuhashi, president of the Japanese Olympic Committee.[a 2] In 1998, Yoshimura received the Silver Badge of the Olympic Order.[8]

Gubernatorial electionsEdit

Gubernatorial Candidate, 26 October 1980[9] Vote
Goro Yoshimura 586,304
Yoneo Mizuguchi 367,450
Gubernatorial Candidate, 21 October 1984[10] Vote
Goro Yoshimura 772,850
Fumio Matsumura 151,843
Gubernatorial Candidate, 16 October 1988[11] Vote
Goro Yoshimura 799,050
Fumio Matsumura 180,890
Gubernatorial Candidate, 18 October 1992[12] Vote
Goro Yoshimura 736,038
Natsuo Kataoka 132,749
Gubernatorial Candidate, 20 October 1996[13] Vote
Goro Yoshimura 905,272
Tomoki Nakako Kataoka 219,842
Shigeo Kusuma 42,378

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "長野県の歴代知事 (trans. Governors of Nagano)". Nagano Prefecture. Nagano Prefecture. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  2. ^ "長野県の歴代知事 (trans. Governors of Nagano)". Nagano Prefecture. Nagano Prefecture. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  3. ^ "歴代長野市長 (trans. Mayors of Nagano City)". Nagano City. Nagano City Official Website. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  4. ^ Yawata, Kazuo. "困った変人知事と知事選挙をめぐる珍事の数々[Transl.: The troubled governors...]". Agora. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  5. ^ Yawata, Kazuo. "困った変人知事と知事選挙をめぐる珍事の数々[Transl.: The troubled governors...]". Agora. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  6. ^ Yawata, Kazuo. "困った変人知事と知事選挙をめぐる珍事の数々[Transl.: The troubled governors...]". Agora. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  7. ^ "歴代長野市長 (trans. Mayors of Nagano City)". Nagano City. Nagano City Official Website. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  8. ^ "JOCについて、オリンピック・オーダー [Transl.: About the JOC, the Olympic Order]". Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  9. ^ "長野県・県知事選 [Nagano Prefecture Gubernatorial Elections". 政治データのブログ. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  10. ^ "長野県・県知事選 [Nagano Prefecture Gubernatorial Elections". 政治データのブログ. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  11. ^ "長野県・県知事選 [Nagano Prefecture Gubernatorial Elections". 政治データのブログ. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  12. ^ "長野県・県知事選 [Nagano Prefecture Gubernatorial Elections". 政治データのブログ. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  13. ^ "長野県・県知事選 [Nagano Prefecture Gubernatorial Elections". 政治データのブログ. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  1. ^ Hanazawa 1999a, p. 46
  2. ^ Hanazawa 1999a, p. 34

Hanazawa, Nahomi (1999). The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun (ed.). Official Report of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, Vol. 1: Planning and Support (PDF). Translated by Norman Kong. Nagano (Japan): NAOC. p. 319. ISBN 4784098259.

Preceded by Governor of Nagano
1980-2000
Succeeded by