Chōbyō Yara

Chobyo Yara (屋良 朝苗, Yara Chōbyō, December 13, 1902 – February 14, 1997) was a Japanese politician. He served as the Chief Executive of the Government of the Ryukyu Islands (1968–1972) and Governor of Okinawa Prefecture (1972–1976). He graduated from Hiroshima University.

Chōbyō Yara
屋良 朝苗
Chobyo Yara.JPG
1st Governor of Okinawa Prefecture
In office
15 May 1972 – 14 June 1976
Succeeded byKoichi Taira
Chief Executive of the Ryukyu Islands
In office
15 November 1968 – 14 May 1972
Preceded bySeiho Matsuoka
Personal details
BornDecember 13, 1902
Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan
DiedFebruary 14, 1997(1997-02-14) (aged 94)
Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Political partyIndependent
Alma materHiroshima University
Preceded by
himself as Chairman of the Government of Okinawa
Governor of Okinawa
1972–1976
Succeeded by
Koichi Taira