Hi Blog. Good news. Naturalized citizen gets a second lease on his public career. Congratulations! Debito in Tokyo
U.S.-born Bianchi reelected in Aichi
Japan Today, Monday, April 23, 2007 at 06:56 EDT
Courtesy of Ben at The Community
NAGOYA — Anthony Bianchi, originally from Brooklyn, New York, was reelected Sunday as an assembly member in Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture.
Bianchi, 48, had resigned as an assembly member to run in the city’s mayoral election in December. After losing the mayoral bid, he ran again for an assembly seat in the city, which has a population of around 75,000. Bianchi first came to Japan in the late 1980s and became a naturalized Japanese citizen in 2002. After working as an English teacher in Inuyama, he won a seat in the city assembly in April 2003 with the largest number of votes ever cast for a candidate in the election of 3,302. (Kyodo News)
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On a tangentally related issue, my ex-wife lost her Nanporo Town Council seat, very narrowly. Sorry to hear. Debito