Attending Cities


Date of Birth

29 October 1954



Vice Mayor



1979 Graduated from the University of Kobe Faculty of Law


Work History

1979  Joined Kobe City Government

1995  Manager, Port and Harbor Bureau Administration Department

1999  Manager, Citizen Bureau Public Relations Consultation Department

2002  Director, Port and Urban Projects Bureau Management Department

2007  Director General, Industry Promotion Bureau

2009  Director General, Port and Urban Projects Bureau

2014  Vice Mayor


Kobe is a vibrant port city and hub for people, information and goods from around the world. Kobe's location nestled between the mountains and sea gives the city beautiful natural diversity - skiing on the Rokko Mountains, relaxing in the Arima Onsen Hot Springs, or playing at the beach; Kobe has a laid-back and open atmosphere which can be enjoyed all throughout the year.
Kobe is a great choice not only as a tourist destination but also as a place to do business, with a wide range of industries and outstanding business environment.
What's more, Kobe's safety and friendliness and excellent infrastructure (whether it be medical, educational or recreational) give the city everything needed for a comfortable lifestyle.