|Mayor of Nagasaki|
2 May 1979 – 1 May 1995
|Preceded by||Yoshitake Morotani|
|Succeeded by||Iccho Itoh|
|Representative for Nagasaki Prefectural Legislature|
|Born||February 20, 1922|
Shin-Kamigotō, Nagasaki, Japan
|Died||October 31, 2014 (aged 92)|
|Political party||Liberal Democratic Party of Japan|
|Alma mater||Kyoto University|
|Motoshima survived an assassination attempt while serving as mayor of Nagasaki in 1990. His mayoral successor, Iccho Itoh, was killed in an unrelated assassination in 2007.|
Hitoshi Motoshima (本島 等, Motoshima Hitoshi, February 20, 1922 – October 31, 2014) was a Japanese politician. He served four terms as mayor of Nagasaki from 1979 to 1995. He has publicly made controversial statements about the responsibility of Japan and its then-reigning Emperor for World War II. He survived an assassination attempt in 1990.
On October 31, 2014, Motoshima died at the age of 92 in Nagasaki, Japan from natural causes.
References[change | change source]
- "Former Nagasaki Mayor Motoshima, once wounded by a rightist for emperor comment, dies at 92". AJW.Asahi.com. Retrieved October 31, 2014.