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Shintaro Ishihara


Shintaro Ishihara

  • Served four terms as Tokyo governor since 1999
  • Was a member of parliament for Liberal Democratic Party
  • Outspoken nationalist, known for opposition to Japan's pacifist constitution
  • Has threatened to buy and develop islands at center of territorial dispute with China
  • Born in 1932
  • Is a best-selling author in Japan
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