Date of Birth
29 October 1954
1979 Graduated from the University of Kobe Faculty of Law
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.