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(b. 1884-d. 1951) Was mayor of Hiroshima from October 1945 to March 1947 and was elected as member of the Hiroshima Prefectural Assembly in 1911.

Following the atomic attack on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, a period of political vacuum was created, as the city lay in ruins its mayor Senkichi Awaya was killed. On October 22, 1945, the Hiroshima City Council held an emergency session where it decided to appoint Kihara as the new mayor. He remained in that position until he was dismissed by the US occupation authorities as part of the purge of Japanese officials which took place.


  • Robert Jungk, Children of the Ashes
Preceded by
Shigetada Morishita
Mayors of Hiroshima
Succeeded by
Shinzo Hamai


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