Yukio Hatoyama

Prime Minister of Japan from 2009 to 2010

Yukio Hatoyama (born 11 February 1947) is a Japanese politician. He was born in Bunkyō, Tokyo. He was Prime Minister of Japan starting in 2009 and resigned in 2010.[3] He was a member of the Democratic Party of Japan until 2012. His brother, Kunio, is also a politician. He is married to Miyuki Hatoyama.He also mentioned money scandals involving a top party leader, Ichirō Ozawa, who resigned as well, in his decision to step down. Hatoyama had been pressed to leave by members of his party after doing poorly in polls in anticipation of an upper house election in July 2010. He was the first Prime Minister from the modern Democratic Party of Japan. In 2013 Japan's defense minister called Hatoyama a 'traitor' for his acknowledgement of the land dispute between China and Japan.[4] He was the grandson of former Prime Minister Ichirō Hatoyama.

Yukio Hatoyama
鳩山 由紀夫
Prime Minister of Japan
In office
16 September 2009 – 8 June 2010
DeputyNaoto Kan
Preceded byTarō Asō
Succeeded byNaoto Kan
President of the Democratic Party
In office
16 May 2009 – 4 June 2010
Preceded byIchirō Ozawa
Succeeded byNaoto Kan
In office
25 September 1999 – 10 December 2002
Preceded byNaoto Kan
Succeeded byNaoto Kan
Member of the House of Representatives
for Hokkaido 9th District
In office
23 June 1986 – 16 December 2012
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded byManabu Horii
Majority122,345 (40.2%) (2009)
Personal details
Born (1947-02-11) 11 February 1947 (age 77)
Bunkyō, Tokyo, Empire of Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party (Before 1993)
New Party Sakigake (1993–1996)
previous Democratic Party (1996–1998)
Democratic Party of Japan (1998–2012)
Spouse(s)Miyuki Hatoyama (1975–present)
ParentsIichirō Hatoyama
Alma materUniversity of Tokyo
Stanford University
City University of Hong Kong [1]
WebsiteOfficial website
Official Twitter


  1. "CityU to confer honorary doctoral degrees on three distinguished persons". Archived from the original on 15 September 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  2. Gheddo, Piero. "Japan turning the page, closer to the Church's social doctrine". Asia News. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  3. McCurry, Justin (2 June 2010). "Japan's prime minister Yukio Hatoyama resigns" – via www.theguardian.com.
  4. CNN, By Elizabeth Yuan. "Former Japanese prime minister slammed as 'traitor' at home". CNN. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)