Asukata Ichio

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Asukata Ichio

 

Born Apr. 2, 1915, in Yokohama. Japanese political figure.

Asukata began practicing law in 1939, after graduating from the law school of Meiji University. From 1953 to 1963 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the Japanese Diet. He served as the mayor of Yokohama from 1963 to 1978. In 1962 he became a member of the Central Executive Committee of the Socialist Party of Japan. Asukata became deputy chairman of the committee in December 1974 and chairman in December 1977.

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