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Junji Nishime

Junji Nishime
西銘 順治
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4th Governor of Okinawa Prefecture
In office
10 December 1978 – 9 December 1990
Preceded by Koichi Taira
Succeeded by Masahide Ōta
Mayor of Naha
In office
January 1962 – October 1968
Preceded by Kenji Saichi
Succeeded by Ryōmatsu Taira
Personal details
Born November 5, 1921
Yonaguni, Okinawa, Japan
Died November 10, 2001(2001-11-10) (aged 80)
Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Political party Independent
Alma mater University of Tokyo

Junji Nishime (西銘 順治, Nishime Junji) was a Japanese politician who served as the 4th Governor of Okinawa from 1978 until 1990 and mayor of Naha, the capital of Okinawa. He studied and graduated at the University of Tokyo.[1] His son is Kosaburo Nishime a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet.


  1. ^ Former governor Junji Nishime dies, Weekly Japan Updates, November 15, 2001.