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Governor of Okinawa Prefecture

The Governor of Okinawa Prefecture (沖縄県知事, Okinawa-ken chiji) is the head of the local government in Okinawa Prefecture. The governor's official residence is in Okinawa Prefecture Government Building located in Naha, the capital city of the prefecture.

Governor of Okinawa Prefecture
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Seal of Okinawa Prefecture
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Incumbent
Takeshi Onaga

since December 10, 2014
Residence Okinawa Prefectural Government Headquarters
Term length Four years
Inaugural holder Seiichirō Kinashi
Formation 1879


This is a list of the governors of Okinawa.

Name Period
Nabeshima Naoyoshi April 4, 1879 – May 18, 1881
Uesugi Mochinori May 18, 1881 – April 22, 1883
Iwamura Michitoshi April 22, 1883 – December 21, 1883
Nishimura Sutezō December 21, 1883 – April 27, 1886
Ōsako Sadakiyo April 27, 1886 – April 14, 1887
Minoru Fukuhara April 14, 1887 – September 18, 1888
Maruoka Kanji September 18, 1888 – July 20, 1892
Narahara Shigeru July 20, 1892 – April 6, 1908
Hibi Shigeaki April 6, 1908 – June 1, 1913
Takuya Takahashi June 1, 1913 – June 9, 1914
Kyūgorō Ōmi June 9, 1914 – April 28, 1916
Iwatarō Otagiri April 28, 1916 – May 4, 1916
Kuniyoshi Suzuki May 4, 1916 – April 18, 1919
Sōsuke Kawagoe April 18, 1919 – May 27, 1921
Jyun Wada May 27, 1921 – October 25, 1923
Ki Iwamoto October 25, 1923 – June 24, 1924
Mitsumasa Kamei June 24, 1924 – September 28, 1926
Tsuguo Imashuku September 28, 1926 – May 7, 1927
Tōjirō Iio May 7, 1927 – December 26, 1928
Chōhei Hosokawa December 26, 1928 – July 5, 1929
Masao Moriya July 5, 1929 – August 26, 1930
Jirō Ino August 26, 1930 – June 28, 1935
Hisashi Kurashige June 28, 1935 – June 24, 1938
Fusatarō Fuchigami June 24, 1938 – January 7, 1941
HajimeHayakawa January 7, 1941 – July 1, 1943
Shuki Izumi July 1, 1943 – January 12, 1945
Akira Shimada January 12 – June 9, 1945
Okinawa Prefecture dissolved until 1972
Chōbyō Yara May 15, 1972 – June 24, 1976
Koichi Taira June 25, 1976 – November 23, 1978
Takemori Nijima July 21, 1978 – December 13, 1978
Junji Nishime December 13, 1978 – December 9, 1990
Masahide Ōta December 10, 1990 – December 10, 1998
Keiichi Inamine December 10, 1998 – December 9, 2006
Hirokazu Nakaima December 10, 2006 – December 9, 2014
Takeshi Onaga December 10, 2014 – Present

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