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Updated : December 1, 2014

Welcome to the Governor's room

A Message from the Governor

Welcome to the official homepage of Ehime Prefecture!

Governor's photographThe name Ehime literally means ‘lovely princess.’ This name can be found as far back as the national myths of the Kojiki (the Record of Ancient Matters). Located in northwestern Shikoku, Ehime is blessed with abundant natural and cultural features. These are typified by the beautiful islands dotting the Seto Inland Sea, the striking saw-tooth coastline on the Uwa Sea, Mt. Ishizuchi, the highest peak in western Japan, and the hospitality enjoyed by those who make the Shikoku Pilgrimage.

Furthermore, we can be proud of our manufacturing technology and of our many Ehime-brand products, which stand out in Japan by exemplifying the slogan “made with love in Ehime.”

I am determined to maintain a proactive attitude while focusing my efforts on developing Ehime’s underlying potential, and building a local community based on mutual support-“Ehime, overflowing with expressions of love.”

I hope many people will visit our website and enhance their understanding of our prefecture. Your comments and suggestions are always appreciated.

Governor of Ehime





Date of birth:

January 25th, 1960

Place of birth:

Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Education and Experience:

Mar 1982

Graduated from Faculty of Law, Keio University, Tokyo

Apr 1982

Fuel Department, Mitsubishi Corporation, Tokyo

Apr 1987

Member of Ehime Prefectural Assembly

Jul 1993

Member of the House of Representatives

Member of the Financial Committees in the House of Representatives

Director of the Special Committee on Consumer Issues in the House of Representatives

May 1999

Mayor of Matsuyama City (three consecutive terms)

Jun 2001

Chairman of the Shikoku Mayors Association (three terms)

Jun 2002

Vice chairman of the National Mayors Association (three terms)

Oct 2009

Advisor to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications(local sovereignty issues)

Dec 2010

Governor of Ehime (first term)

Dec 2014 Governor of Ehime (second term)

Interests and Hobbies:

Reading, skiing, and badminton


Sincerity can move Heaven.