Tokyo Gubernatorial Election 2020: Candidate Profile for Hiroshi Komiyama

This is the 6th post introducing candidates in the Tokyo governor race.

Check the other candidate profiles using these links: Koike; Utsunomiya; Ono; Yamamoto; Sakurai.

The goal of these profiles is to get readers to know all the candidates on one website. I want to help people find information with minimal effort.

This post will focus on Hiroshi Komiyama and his policies.


Name/Age: Hiroshi Komiyama/46 years old

Former Occupation: Caregiver

Political Party: Independent

Official WebsiteTwitter

2020 Policies

  1. COVID-19 response: Prioritize lives and livelihoods of Tokyo citizens
  • Implement basic income until an antiviral drug/vaccine is created
  • Each person will receive 10,000 yen in cash handouts every month
  1. 10,000 yen fine for littering & smoking on the street + install an enclosed smoking area
  2. Caring for senior citizens  
  • Reduce the caregiver turnover rate
  • Ensure care workers get an annual salary of 4.8 million yen ($44,555)
  • Increase the number of care facilities 
  1. Achieve zero pet exterminations + establish the animal police
  2. Reduce congested/overcrowded trains
  3. Increase the number of support desks for bullying, depression, suicide prevention
  4. Expand support for senior citizens & disabled people + ensure accessibility around Tokyo
  5. Expand support for nursery teachers, nurses, and caregivers 
  6. Reduce the number of children on nursery waiting lists + expand sick child care
  7. Cut governor/assembly members’ pay by 50% & reconsider pay for government employees
  8. Establish a governor’s suggestion box to address misconduct in the Tokyo government
  9. Create measures to prevent transfer fraud & other phone scams 
  10. Supporting love & marriage
  • Subsidize up to 1 million yen (approx. $9300) for wedding fees 
  • Provide 1 million yen for every childbirth
  • Fully subsidize fertility treatment fees
  1. Implement the same-sex partnership system across Tokyo
  2. Utilize the Tokyo Challenge Net to support those who can’t move & support local farmers
  3. Tokyo 2020
  • Plan a Tokyo Olympic Games (Tokyo Citizen Olympics)
  • Cut costs for the games
  • Specify where money is being used  
  1. Disaster preparedness for an earthquake that directly hits Tokyo & other natural disasters
  2. Relax restrictions to use public roads for public facilities & street performances
  3. Promote cultural exchange
  4. Educate citizens & create measures to address fragrance pollution & chemical sensitivity
  5. Make the 8th of every month “Smile Day”
  6. Make the 22nd of every month “Peace Day” & recommend zero overtime work

First Impressions

  • Focuses on social welfare and little on economic policies
  • Lacks details (ex. funds?), but the ideas themselves are pretty good
  • Emphasizes “smile” a lot

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