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Morihiro Hosokawa

50th Prime Minister of Japan

Morihiro Hosokawa (細川 護煕, Hosokawa Morihiro, born 14 January 1938) is a Japanese politician. He was the 79th Prime Minister of Japan from 9 August 1993 to 28 April 1994. He became known as the first non-Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) government leader of Japan since 1955. He ran as a candidate for Governor of Tokyo as an independent supported by the Democratic Party of Japan in February 2014.[1]

Morihiro Hosokawa
細川 護熙
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Morihiro Hosokawa
50th Prime Minister of Japan
In office
9 August 1993 – 28 April 1994
MonarchAkihito
Preceded byKiichi Miyazawa
Succeeded byTsutomu Hata
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
18 July 1993 – 7 May 1998
Succeeded byEiichi Iwashita
Constituency(Old 1st district, Kumamoto Prefecture →) 1st district, Kumamoto Prefecture
Member of the House of Councillors
In office
26 July 1992 – 18 July 1993
ConstituencyNational
Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture
In office
11 February 1983 – 10 February 1991
Preceded byIssei Sawada
Succeeded byJoji Fukushima
Member of the House of Councillors
In office
4 July 1971 – 11 February 1983
ConstituencyNational (1971–77)
Kumamoto (1977–83)
Personal details
Born (1938-01-14) 14 January 1938 (age 81)
Tokyo, Japan
Political partyDemocratic Party (1998–2016)
Other political
affiliations
Liberal Democratic Party (1969–92)
Japan New Party (1992–94)
New Frontier Party (1994–97)
From Five (1997–98)
Good Governance Party (1998)
Spouse(s)
Kayoko Ueda (m. 1971)
Children3 (including Morimitsu)
Alma materSophia University

ReferencesEdit

  1. Yoshida, Reiji (10 January 2014). "Any Hosokawa presence in Tokyo race bad for Abe". The Japan Times. Retrieved 12 January 2014.

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