Morihiro Hosokawa

1938 - Today

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Morihiro Hosokawa (細川 護煕, Hosokawa Morihiro, born 14 January 1938) is a Japanese politician who was Prime Minister of Japan from 1993 to 1994, leading a coalition government which was the first non-Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) government of Japan since 1955. After successfully implementing various election and trade reforms, he stepped down from the role of Prime Minister in early 1994. He later ran unsuccessfully as a candidate for Governor of Tokyo in the February 2014 gubernatorial election as an independent supported by the Democratic Party of Japan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Morihiro Hosokawa has received more than 425,579 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Morihiro Hosokawa is the 6,205th most popular politician (down from 6,149th in 2019), the 457th most popular biography from Japan (down from 440th in 2019) and the 187th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Morihiro Hosokawa ranks 6,205 out of 19,576Before him are Emperor Takakura, Khamudi, René Viviani, Artur da Costa e Silva, Tokugawa Ieyoshi, and Gaius Appuleius Diocles. After him are Joschka Fischer, William V, Duke of Aquitaine, Sidonie of Poděbrady, Vilma Espín, Luis of Spain, Count of Chinchón, and Rafael Eitan.

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Among people born in 1938, Morihiro Hosokawa ranks 113Before him are Milan Galić, Radivoj Korać, Adolf Scherer, Ted Turner, Connie Francis, and Heino. After him are Keith O'Brien, Guy Roux, Félix Mourinho, Bob Kahn, Ahmed Jibril, and Rocco Granata.

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Among people born in Japan, Morihiro Hosokawa ranks 457 out of 6,245Before him are Masafumi Hara (1943), Akiko Wakabayashi (1941), Rei Kawakubo (1942), Ashikaga Yoshimasa (1435), Emperor Takakura (1161), and Tokugawa Ieyoshi (1793). After him are Hideyo Noguchi (1876), Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653), Nobutake Kondō (1886), Emperor Go-Suzaku (1009), Toshiki Kaifu (1931), and Shunichi Kumai (1910).


Among politicians born in Japan, Morihiro Hosokawa ranks 187Before him are Emperor Hanazono (1297), Kido Takayoshi (1833), Rei Kawakubo (1942), Ashikaga Yoshimasa (1435), Emperor Takakura (1161), and Tokugawa Ieyoshi (1793). After him are Emperor Go-Suzaku (1009), Toshiki Kaifu (1931), Keizō Obuchi (1937), Oichi (1547), Emperor Kōkō (830), and Takeda Sōkaku (1859).