Kazumi Matsui
is the mayor of Hiroshima
is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. It became best known as the first city in history to be destroyed by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces dropped an atomic bomb on it at 8:15 A.M...

, Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...


Matsui was born in Hiroshima, son to a Hibakusha
The surviving victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are called , a Japanese word that literally translates to "explosion-affected people"...


He won the mayoral election held in the unified local elections on April 10, 2011
Japanese unified regional elections, 2011
The 17th unified regional elections in Japan took place in April 2011. In the first phase on April 10, 2011 13 governors, 41 prefectural parliaments as well as five mayors and 15 councils in cities designated by government ordinance were elected...

. In his bid for the Mayoral position, he was supported by the Liberal Democratic Party
Liberal Democratic Party (Japan)
The , frequently abbreviated to LDP or , is a centre-right political party in Japan. It is one of the most consistently successful political parties in the democratic world. The LDP ruled almost continuously for nearly 54 years from its founding in 1955 until its defeat in the 2009 election...

 and New Komeito.

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