Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara declared Tuesday that his private assets total 163 million yen, 3 million yen less than the level of personal wealth he reported in 1999 when he was first elected governor.

Ishihara’s personal wealth, disclosed under a law governing disclosure of the wealth of public officials, consists of real estate holdings, bank deposits and government bonds.

Ishihara, a prizewinning novelist and former Diet member, reported three real estate holdings: his residence in Ota Ward, a separate home in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, and a holiday home in the village of Yamanakako, Yamanashi Prefecture.

Bank deposits came to 41 million yen, and government bonds 3.5 million yen.

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