Tsutomu Hata

Tsutomu Hata

Birth
Ōta-ku, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Death 28 Aug 2017 (aged 82)
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 182796517 · View Source
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Japanese Statesman. He served as the 51st Prime Minister of Japan from April 28, 1994 to June 30, 1994. He graduated from Seijo University and then worked for a bus company from 1958 to 1969. In 1969 he was chosen by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to succeed his father as a member of the House of Representatives for a rural district in Nagano prefecture. He was reelected thereafter and eventually moved up in the party to hold several cabinet positions including minister of finance. He grew frustrated with the slow pace of reform within the LDP and left the party in June of 1993 to help form a new party, the Japan Renewal Party. His new party became a part of a seven party coalition government formed by Morihiro Hosokawa in August of 1993. He served as foreign minister and deputy prime minister in the Hosokawa government. After Hosokawa resigned in early April of 1994, he was elected by the parliament to become prime minister and head of the coalition. One of his coalition's members, the Social Democratic Party of Japan, soon withdrew from the coalition and he was left governing without a majority in the parliament. He served as prime minister until June of 1994 and was succeeded by Tomiichi Murayama, who became the first Socialist prime minister of Japan. He would continue on the Japanese political scene until retiring in 2012. He passed away of natural causes.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 27 Aug 2017
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