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Hitoshi Motoshima
本島 等
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Mayor of Nagasaki
In office
2 May 1979 – 1 May 1995
Preceded by Yoshitake Morotani
Succeeded by Iccho Itoh
Representative for Nagasaki Prefectural Legislature
In office
Personal details
Born (1922-02-20)February 20, 1922
Shin-Kamigotō, Nagasaki, Japan
Died October 31, 2014(2014-10-31) (aged 92)
Nagasaki, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
Alma mater Kyoto University
Occupation Teacher
Motoshima survived an assassination attempt while serving as mayor of Nagasaki in 1990. His mayoral successor, Iccho Itoh, was killed in an unrelated assassination in 2007.

Hitoshi Motoshima (本島 等 Motoshima Hitoshi, February 20, 1922 – October 31, 2014) was a Japanese politician. He served four terms as mayor of Nagasaki from 1979 to 1995. He has publicly made controversial statements about the responsibility of Japan and its then-reigning Emperor for World War II. He survived an assassination attempt in 1990.

On October 31, 2014, Motoshima died at the age of 92 in Nagasaki, Japan from natural causes.

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