Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Japan Local Leaders
Also see Japan Ministers
Before 1990 Vice-Person of Prefecture-Government Harumi Inui, Tokushima
1991-ca.95 Vice-governor Teruko Kanehira, Tokyo Metropolitan District
1995-97 Vice-Governor Mitsuko Tomon, Okinawa
1995-98 Vice-Governor Mariko Bando
She was Consul General of Brisbane, Australia 1998-2000 and since 2000 Director General of the Bureau of Gender Affairs in the Office of the Premier Minister
1995 Two other female Vice-Governors
1997 Five female Vice-Governors
1998 Nine female Vice-Governors
Vice-Governor Yoshiko Shotari, Kumato (Kyushu) Prefecture
2000-09 Governor Fusae Ota, Osaka Prefecture
2001-09 Governor Akiko Domoto, Chiba
Until circa 2001 Vice-Governor Fumiko Saiga, Saitama
From 2001 Consul General in Seattle, then Ambassador at the UN Representation in New York, and since 2003 Ambassador to Norway.
2003- Governor Harumi Takahashi, Hokkaido
2006- Governor Yukiko Kada, Shiga
Professor in Environmental affairs. (b. 1950-).
2009- Governor Mieko Yoshimura, Yamagata
Former Member of the Prefecture's Education Committee. (b. 1951-).
2010- Chairperson of the Prefectural
Assembly Hideko Tanaka,
2016- Governor Yuriko Koike, Tokyo
2003-06 Minister of Environment, 2004-06 Minister of State in charge of Okinawa and Northern Territories, 2005-06 Minister of State of Global Environment Issues, 2006-07 National Defence Advisor of the Prime Minister, Minister of Defence in 2007 and Candidate for the selection of a new party leader (and Prime Minister) of the Liberal Democratic Party in 2008. (b. 1952-).
Last update 04.08.16