Yōhei Kōno (河野 洋平, Kōno Yōhei, born 15 January 1937) is a Japanese politician. He was the President of the Liberal Democratic Party. He was Speaker of the House of Representatives from November 2003 until August 2009, when the LDP lost its majority in the 2009 election.
|Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan|
19 November 2003 – 21 July 2009
|Prime Minister||Junichirō Koizumi |
|Preceded by||Tamisuke Watanuki|
|Succeeded by||Takahiro Yokomichi|
|President of the Liberal Democratic Party|
29 July 1993 – 1 October 1995
|Preceded by||Kiichi Miyazawa|
|Succeeded by||Ryutaro Hashimoto|
|Leader of the Opposition|
9 August 1993 – 10 June 1994
|Prime Minister||Morihiro Hosokawa|
|Preceded by||Sadao Yamahana|
|Succeeded by||Toshiki Kaifu|
|President of the Japan Association of Athletics Federations|
|Preceded by||Hanji Aoki|
|Succeeded by||Hiroshi Yokokawa|
|Born||15 January 1937|
Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan
|Alma mater||Waseda University|
Kōno was speaker for the longest length since the set up of House of Representatives in 1890. He was the president of the Japan Association of Athletics Federations from 1999 to 2013.
- ↑ "Kono's tenure longest as speaker". The Japan Times. 20 November 2008. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2008.
- ↑ The Successive President and Vice-President and Senior-Managing-Director of JAAF (日本陸連歴代会長・理事長・専務理事) (in Japanese) Japan Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 13 June 2012.