Kingo Machimura

Kingo Machimura (町村 金五, Machimura Kingo, August 16, 1900 – December 14, 1992) was a Japanese politician who served as governor of Toyama Prefecture (1941–1943), governor of Niigata Prefecture (1945) and the second Governor of Hokkaido (1959–1971). He was a member of the Liberal Democratic Party. He was a graduate of the University of Tokyo. He was a recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun. His second son was Nobutaka Machimura, who was twice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan.

Kingo Machimura
町村 金五
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2nd Governor of Hokkaido
In office
April 1959 – April 1971
Preceded byToshibumi Tanaka
Succeeded byNaohiro Dōgakinai
37th Governor of Niigata Prefecture
In office
1 February 1945 – 9 April 1945
Preceded byTamon Maeda
Succeeded byMasafuku Hatada
28th Governor of Toyama Prefecture
In office
7 January 1941 – 23 April 1943
Preceded byKenzo Yano
Succeeded byNobuyoshi Saka
Personal details
Born(1900-08-16)August 16, 1900
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
DiedDecember 14, 1992(1992-12-14) (aged 92)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
SpouseMachiya Biba
ChildrenNobutaka Machimura (son)
Alma materTokyo Imperial University


『町村金五伝』 北海タイムス社 1982年

House of Councillors
Preceded by
Naotsugu Nabeshima
Chair of the Budget Committee of the House of Councillors of Japan
Succeeded by
Ichirō Yamanouchi
Preceded by
Takeo Mitamura
Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee of the House of Councillors of Japan
Succeeded by
Tetsuzō Kojima
Political offices
Preceded by
Masumi Esaki
Minister of Home Affairs
Succeeded by
Hajime Fukuda
Chairperson of the National Public Safety Commission
Director General of the Hokkaido Development Agency
Preceded by Governor of Hokkaido
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Tamon Maeda
Governor of Niigata Prefecture
Succeeded by
Masafuku Hatada
Preceded by
Kenzo Yano
Governor of Toyama Prefecture
Succeeded by
Nobuyoshi Saka
Party political offices
Preceded by
Masatoshi Tokunaga
Chair, Liberal Democratic Party House of Councillors' Committee
Succeeded by
Matsuo Kimura
Honorary titles
Preceded by Oldest member of the House of Councillors of Japan
Succeeded by
Torasaburō Shintani