Yoshihiko Noda

95th Prime Minister of Japan
Yoshihiko Noda

Yoshihiko Noda Yoshihiko Noda (野田 佳彦, Noda Yoshihiko, born 20 May 1957) was Prime Minister of Japan from 2011 to 2012. He was leader of the Democratic Party of Japan (Minshuto). He was defeated by Shinzo Abe's party in an election in December 2012.

Noda was born in Funabashi, Chiba.[1] His family was poor.[2][3]


  1. "Profile: Yoshihiko Noda, a fiscal hawk flies into Japan's top post". People's Daily. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  2. Sakamaki, Sachiko; Ujikane, Keiko (29 August 2011). "Japan's Noda Faces Short Honeymoon". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  3. Hongo, Jun, "Noda a grappler, wears many hats", Japan Times, 31 August 2011, p. 3.