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Ryutaro Hashimoto

82nd and 83rd Prime Minister of Japan

Ryutaro Hashimoto (橋本 龍太郎, Hashimoto Ryūtarō, 29 July 1937 – 1 July 2006) was a Japanese politician. He was the 82nd and 83rd Prime Minister of Japan from 11 January 1996 to 30 July 1998. He was the leader of one of the largest factions within the ruling LDP.[1]

Ryūtarō Hashimoto
橋本 龍太郎
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Ryūtarō Hashimoto
53rd Prime Minister of Japan
In office
11 January 1996 – 30 July 1998
MonarchAkihito
DeputyWataru Kubo
Preceded byTomiichi Murayama
Succeeded byKeizō Obuchi
Deputy Prime Minister of Japan
In office
2 October 1995 – 11 January 1996
Prime MinisterTomiichi Murayama
Preceded byYōhei Kōno
Succeeded byWataru Kubo
Minister of Finance
Acting
In office
28 January 1998 – 30 January 1998
Prime MinisterRyutaro Hashimoto
Preceded byHiroshi Mitsuzuka
Succeeded byHikaru Matsunaga
In office
10 August 1989 – 14 October 1991
Prime MinisterToshiki Kaifu
Preceded byTatsuo Murayama
Succeeded byToshiki Kaifu (Acting)
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
In office
30 June 1994 – 11 January 1996
Prime MinisterTomiichi Murayama
Preceded byEijiro Hata
Succeeded byShunpei Tsukahara
Minister of Transport
In office
22 July 1986 – 6 November 1987
Prime MinisterYasuhiro Nakasone
Preceded byHiroshi Mitsuzuka
Succeeded byShintaro Ishihara
Minister of Health
In office
7 December 1978 – 9 November 1979
Prime MinisterMasayoshi Ōhira
Preceded byTatsuo Ozawa
Succeeded byKyoichi Noro
Personal details
Born(1937-07-29)29 July 1937
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Died1 July 2006(2006-07-01) (aged 68)
Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
ChildrenGaku Hashimoto
Alma materKeio University

Hashimoto died on 1 July 2006 in Tokyo, Japan from complication after abdominal surgery, aged 68.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ikegami, Akira (27 January 2014). "現代日本の足跡に学ぶ(14) 成長へ 好循環つかめるか". 日本経済新聞. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 橋本龍太郎首相は97年の消費税率引き上げ前、所得税減税を実施しました。そして「もう大丈夫だろう」と判断したのですが、消費が落ち込んでしまいました。駆け込み需要を景気回復と見誤っていたのです。

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