Yūhei Satō

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Yūhei Satō
佐藤 雄平
Governor of Fukushima Prefecture
In office
12 November 2006  11 November 2014
Preceded by Eisaku Satō
Succeeded by Masao Uchibori
Personal details
Born (1947-12-12) 12 December 1947
Shimogo, Japan
Alma mater Kanagawa University

Yūhei Satō (佐藤 雄平 Satō Yūhei, born December 13, 1947) is a former governor of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.[1] He was first elected in November 2006, after the previous governor, Eisaku Satō, was forced to step down after bribery charges.[2] He chose not to seek a third term in the election held in October 2014, stating that he had made a mark on addressing the problems that Fukushima faced following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the resulting nuclear disaster, and that further rehabilitation efforts should take place under a new leader.[3]


  1. 政治家情報 〜佐藤 雄平〜. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2007-11-23. External link in |work= (help)
  2. McNeill, David (2011-04-23). "Warnings of nuclear disaster not heeded, claims former governor". The Independent. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  3. "佐藤・福島県知事不出馬、直前まで胸中揺れる" [Fukushima Governor Sato will not seek re-election, was wavering until the last moment] (in Japanese). 4 September 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
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