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 a funding scandal in early 1994, he was forced to resign. 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 275,388 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Morihiro Hosokawa is the 6,264th most popular politician (down from 5,914th in 2019), the 508th most popular biography from Japan (down from 457th in 2019) and the 190th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Morihiro Hosokawa ranks 6,264 out of 15,710Before him are Az-Zahir, Christian August II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, Prescott Bush, Carlos Lacoste, Vímara Peres, and Birutė. After him are Alain Juppé, Emperor Daozong of Liao, Bernhardus Varenius, Wiman of Gojoseon, Sisavath Keobounphanh, and Alben W. Barkley.

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Among people born in 1938, Morihiro Hosokawa ranks 121Before him are Isao Inokuma, Milan Galić, Nino Benvenuti, Myechyslaw Hryb, Mamadou Tandja, and Wu Yi. After him are Angelo Amato, Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, Hermann Nitsch, Patrick Bauchau, Marien Ngouabi, and Cabu.

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Among people born in Japan, Morihiro Hosokawa ranks 508 out of 5,560Before him are Emperor Juntoku (1197), Soemu Toyoda (1885), Tokugawa Ieyoshi (1793), Seishirō Itagaki (1885), Emperor Yōzei (867), and Yoshihiko Noda (1957). After him are Yuriko Koike (1952), Kisho Kurokawa (1934), Hiroshi Kanazawa (1950), Matsukata Masayoshi (1835), Koji Sasaki (1936), and Akira Yoshino (1948).


Among politicians born in Japan, Morihiro Hosokawa ranks 190Before him are Emperor Chōkei (1343), Emperor Kazan (967), Emperor Juntoku (1197), Tokugawa Ieyoshi (1793), Emperor Yōzei (867), and Yoshihiko Noda (1957). After him are Yuriko Koike (1952), Matsukata Masayoshi (1835), Ashikaga Yoshimasa (1435), Rei Kawakubo (1942), Emperor Jomei (593), and Mitsumasa Yonai (1880).

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