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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 363,469 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Morihiro Hosokawa is the 6,229th most popular politician (up from 6,256th in 2019), the 442nd most popular biography from Japan (up from 508th in 2019) and the 186th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Morihiro Hosokawa ranks 6,229 out of 15,577Before him are Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Bolesław IV the Curly, Zhu Yujian, Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria, Theron of Acragas, and Olav Magnusson of Norway. After him are Seleucus V Philometor, Laura Mancini, Win Myint, Princess Francisca of Brazil, Abdul Halim Khaddam, and George, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

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Among people born in 1938, Morihiro Hosokawa ranks 112Before him are Ted Turner, Cabu, Ryōji Noyori, Guy Roux, Keith O'Brien, and Girish Karnad. After him are Lill-Babs, Willy Claes, Radivoj Korać, Heino, Robert Smithson, and Wu Yi.

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Among people born in Japan, Morihiro Hosokawa ranks 442 out of 6,048Before him are Shoichi Nishimura (1912), Shiro Azumi (null), Ryū Murakami (1952), Emperor Ninmyō (808), Takeda Sōkaku (1859), and Emperor Montoku (827). After him are Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653), Shiro Misaki (null), Kinji Fukasaku (1930), Ashikaga Yoshiteru (1536), Hiroyoshi Nishizawa (1920), and Rei Kawakubo (1942).


Among politicians born in Japan, Morihiro Hosokawa ranks 186Before him are Emperor Go-Suzaku (1009), Takeo Fukuda (1905), Emperor Go-Hanazono (1419), Emperor Ninmyō (808), Takeda Sōkaku (1859), and Emperor Montoku (827). After him are Ashikaga Yoshiteru (1536), Rei Kawakubo (1942), Emperor Go-Horikawa (1212), Emperor Jomei (593), Emperor Kōkō (830), and Emperor Go-Reizei (1025).

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