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Shintaro Ishihara

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Shintaro Ishihara (石原 慎太郎, Ishihara Shintarō, 30 September 1932 – 1 February 2022) was a Japanese politician and author. He was Governor of Tokyo from 1999 to 2012. He was the leader of right-leaning Japan Restoration Party. Ishihara was one of the most known conservative right-wing politicians in modern Japanese politics. Ishihara was born in Kobe, Japan.

Ishihara was in the House of Councillors from 1968 to 1972, in the House of Representatives from 1972 to 1995, and as Governor of Tokyo from 1999 to 2012. He resigned from the governorship to briefly co-lead the Sunrise Party, then joined the Japan Restoration Party and returned to the House of Representatives in the 2012 general election.[1]

He unsuccessfully sought re-election in the general election of November 2014, and officially left politics the following month.[2]

Ishihara died of pancreatic cancer in Tokyo, Japan on 1 February 2022, aged 89.[3]

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  1. "Ex-Tokyo Gov. Ishihara set to secure lower house seat". Archived from the original on January 19, 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link). Japan Times. December 16, 2012
  2. 引退会見詳報 [Full Report of Retirement Press Conference] (in Japanese). 16 December 2014. Archived from the original on 12 October 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  3. Shintaro Ishihara, Japanese politician who set off row with China, dies at 89 -NHK