Hidehiko Yuzaki

Hidehiko Yuzaki, governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, was born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1965, graduated from The University of Tokyo in 1990, and earned an MBA from Stanford University in 1995. At the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (presently Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) in 1990, he engaged in work on automobiles, trade with the United States, energy, start-ups, etc., then was seconded to a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. He resigned from METI in 2000 and then founded ACCA Networks, engaging in the diffusion of low cost/fixed cost broadband access aimed at individuals and corporate enterprises and contributing to the infrastructure of Japan’s internet industry. The company was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2005, and he resigned in 2008. He won his first election in 2009 and is now in his third term as Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, which is currently developing a policy campaign whose slogan is: “GOOD WORK ?HAPPY LIFE~Enjoy a lifestyle of seeking the best at work and at home in Hiroshima."