| Iccho Itoh |
|Born||23 August 1945|
Nagato, Yamaguchi, Japan
|Died||18 April 2007 (Age 61)|
|Alma mater||Waseda University|
|Party||Liberal Democratic Party|
Iccho Itoh was Mayor of Nagasaki for 12 years until his death.
Denouncing nuclear weapons
He spoke before International Court of Justice in the Hague in 1995, denouncing use of nuclear weapons as a violation of international law. In April 2007, campaigning for re-election, shot twice in the back at point-blank range at his campaign office. Iccho Itoh died April 18, 2007.
On April 17, 2007, while campaigning for re-election for his fourth term, he was shot twice in the back at point-blank range in front of his campaign office outside the Nagasaki train station. Itoh was taken to the Nagasaki University Hospital, where he died early the next morning due to loss of blood.