Higashi Sonomanma

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Birthday
16, 1957
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Japan

About

Japanese comedian and politician who hosted the game show, Takeshi's Castle. He was also the Governor of Miyazaki Prefecture from 2007 to 2011.

Before Fame

He graduated from Senshu University in 1980 and in 2000, he attended Waseda University where he studied the arts and local autonomy.

Trivia

After his time in office, he ran again in 2011 in the Tokyo gubernatorial election, but lost to Shintarō Ishihara.

Family Life

He was married to Kazuko Kato from 1990 until 2006.

Associated With

He is a fellow Japanese comedian to Enomoto Kenichi.