|Governor of Hy?go Prefecture|
1 August 2001
|Born||10 August 1945|
Tatsuno, Hy?go, Japan
Toshiz? Ido ( , Ido Toshiz?, born 10 August 1945) is a Japanese politician and current governor of Hy?go Prefecture in Japan, since 2001. A native of Tatsuno, Hy?go and graduate of the University of Tokyo, he joined the Ministry of Home Affairs in 1968.
Gov. Toshizo Ido was re-elected in 2009 to a third term. Ido, backed by the LDP, New Komeito and the Social Democratic Party, appeared to have easily defeated Kotaro Tanaka, 60, endorsed by the Japanese Communist Party.During the campaign, Ido publicized his achievements in promoting reconstruction following the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake and tackling the swine flu outbreak.
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