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.
|Mayor of Nagasaki|
2 May 1979 – 1 May 1995
|Preceded by||Yoshitake Morotani|
|Succeeded by||Iccho Itoh|
|Representative for Nagasaki Prefectural Legislature|
|Born||February 20, 1922|
Shin-Kamigotō, Nagasaki, Japan
|Died||October 31, 2014 (aged 92)|
|Political party||Liberal Democratic Party of Japan|
|Alma mater||Kyoto University|
|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.|
On October 31, 2014, Motoshima died at the age of 92 in Nagasaki, Japan from natural causes.
- "Former Nagasaki Mayor Motoshima, once wounded by a rightist for emperor comment, dies at 92". AJW.Asahi.com. Retrieved October 31, 2014.