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Denny Tamaki
玉城 デニー
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Denny Tamaki in 2018
Governor of Okinawa Prefecture
Assumed office
October 4, 2018
Preceded by Takeshi Onaga
Personal details
Born October 13, 1959
Uruma, Okinawa, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Political party Independent

Denny Tamaki (玉城デニー, Tamaki Denī, born October 13, 1959) is the governor of Okinawa Prefecture.

Early life

He was born in the town of Uruma on Okinawa Island. He was born to a Chinese-American military father, whom Tamaki never saw, and an Okinawan mother.


He became governor in 2018 when he defeated Atsushi Sakima. Tamaki's campaign is mainly about the Futenma base relocation, which is something he's against. He has also criticized US military bases when there were coronavirus outbreaks in them.

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