List of governors of Kyoto Prefecture

The governor of Kyoto, officially Governor of Kyoto Prefecture, is the chief executive of Kyoto, a prefecture in Japan. It serves from 1868 and comes from Kyoto machi-bugyō. The governors were appointed by the Home Ministry until 1947. The current governor is Takatoshi Nishiwaki, who was inaugurated on April 16, 2018.[2]

Governor of Kyoto
京都府知事
Takatoshi Nishiwaki IMG 0884-28 20181111 cropped.jpg
Incumbent
Takatoshi Nishiwaki

since April 16, 2018 (2018-04-16)
TypeGovernor (Japan)
StatusHead of government
AbbreviationGovernor of Kyoto Prefecture
Term lengthFour years, no term limits
Constituting instrumentLocal Autonomy Act Article 139
Inaugural holderNobuatsu Nagatani
FormationJune 15, 1868
(153 years ago)
 (1868-06-15)
DeputyVice Governor of Kyoto Prefecture
Salary¥1,188,640 per month (2020)[1]
Websitewww.pref.kyoto.jp/en/greeting.html
Governor at costume procession of Jidai Matsuri in 2009
Governor at the Queen Elizabeth II Cup horse race

Appointed governors, 1868–1947Edit

Governors of Kyoto Prefecture[3]
No. Portrait Name Term of office
Took office Left office Time in office
1   Nobuatsu Nagatani June 1868 July 1875 7 years, 1 month
2   Masanao Makimura July 1875 January 1881 5 years, 6 months
3   Kunimichi Kitagaki January 1881 July 1892 11 years, 6 months
4   Sadaaki Senda July 1892 November 1893 1 year, 4 months
5   Hiroshi Nakai November 1893 October 1894 11 months
6   Chiaki Watanabe October 1894 October 1895 1 year
7   Nobumichi Yamada October 1895 November 1897 2 years, 1 month
8   Tadakatsu Utsumi November 1897 March 1900 2 years, 4 months
9   Chikaaki Takasaki March 1900 February 1902 1 year, 11 months
10   Shoichi Omori February 1902 April 1916 14 years, 2 months
11   Jūshirō Kiuchi April 1916 May 1918 2 years, 1 month
12   Eitaro Mabuchi May 1918 July 1921 3 years, 2 months
13   Raizo Wakabayashi July 1921 October 1922 1 year, 3 months
14   Tokikazu Ikematsu October 1922 December 1924 2 years, 2 months
15   Hiroshi Ikeda December 1924 September 1926 1 year, 9 months
16   Tsunenosuke Hamada September 1926 April 1927 7 months
17   Shigoro Sugiyama April 1927 July 1927 3 months
18   Shigeyoshi Omihara July 1927 July 1929 2 years
19   Shinichi Sagami July 1929 October 1931 2 years, 3 months
20 Shinya Kurosaki October 1931 December 1931 2 months
21   Sukenari Yokoyama December 1931 June 1932 6 months
22   Munenori Saito June 1932 January 1935 2 years, 7 months
23   Shintarō Suzuki January 1935 April 1936 1 year, 3 months
24   Keiichi Suzuki April 1936 April 1939 3 years
25   Kotora Akamatsu April 1939 April 1940 1 year
26   Jitsuzo Kawanishi April 1940 January 1941 9 months
27 Kyoushiro Ando January 1941 July 1943 2 years, 6 months
28   Chiyoji Yukizawa July 1943 April 1944 9 months
29   Zentaro Arai April 1944 June 1945 1 year, 2 months
30   Shigeo Miyoshi June 1945 October 1945 4 months
31 Atsushi Kimura October 1945 March 1947 1 year, 5 months
32 Yoshiaki Yamamoto March 1947 April 1947 1 month

Elected governors, 1947–presentEdit

Governors of Kyoto Prefecture[4]
No. Portrait Name Term of office Election
Took office Left office Time in office
33 Atsushi Kimura
(木村惇)
April 12, 1947 April 2, 1950 2 years, 355 days 1947
34   Torazo Ninagawa
(蜷川虎三)
April 20, 1950 April 15, 1978 27 years, 360 days 1950
35 1954
36 1958
37 1962
38 1966
39 1970
40 1974
41 Yukio Hayashida
(林田悠紀夫)
April 16, 1978 April 15, 1986 7 years, 364 days 1978
42 1982
43 Teiichi Aramaki
(荒巻禎一)
April 16, 1986 April 15, 2002 15 years, 364 days 1986
44 1990
45 1994
46 1998
47   Keiji Yamada
(山田啓二)
April 16, 2002 April 15, 2018 15 years, 364 days 2002
48 2006
49 2010
50 2014
51   Takatoshi Nishiwaki
(西脇隆俊)
April 16, 2018 3 years, 285 days 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Frequently Asked Question (in Japanese)
  2. ^ "Kyoto Prefecture Web Site Welcome Speech". Kyoto Prefecture. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  3. ^ Past governors of Kyoto Prefecture (in Japanese)
  4. ^ Search (in Japanese)