Mr Ichiro Matsui
Governor, Osaka Prefecture
Ichiro Matsui is the 18th Governor of Osaka Prefecture.
Governor Matsui was born on January 31st in 1964 and is 48 years old. After graduating from Fukuoka Institute of Technology in March 1986, he worked for KINDEN Corporation etc. In April 2003, he was elected to the Osaka Prefectural Assembly for the first time and served as an assemblyman three terms in a row.
He became the secretary general of the "Osaka Ishin no Kai" regional party or Osaka Restoration Party led by the former Osaka Governor Toru Hashimoto in April 2010. In November 2011, he was elected as the 18th Governor of Osaka Prefecture, becoming the first Governor from the Osaka Prefectural Assembly. Now he actively works as the "Face" of Osaka which has been increasingly drawing national attention.