Naoto Kan

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Naoto Kan (菅 直人, Kan Naoto, born 10 October 1946) is a Japanese politician who was Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) from June 2010 to September 2011. Kan was the first Prime Minister since the resignation of Junichiro Koizumi in 2006 to serve for more than one year, with his predecessors Yukio Hatoyama, Tarō Asō, Yasuo Fukuda, and Shinzō Abe either resigning prematurely or losing an election. On 26 August 2011, Kan announced his resignation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Naoto Kan has received more than 466,296 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Naoto Kan is the 3,622nd most popular politician (down from 3,166th in 2019), the 189th most popular biography from Japan (down from 150th in 2019) and the 64th most popular Japanese Politician.

Naoto Kan was the Prime Minister of Japan during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. He was most famous for his response to the disaster and his efforts to rebuild the country.

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Among politicians, Naoto Kan ranks 3,622 out of 15,710Before him are Tancred of Hauteville, Balash, Fatma Sultan, Geunchogo of Baekje, Ashikaga Takauji, and Paul Deschanel. After him are Julia Avita Mamaea, Emperor Ping of Han, Daemusin of Goguryeo, Albert VI, Archduke of Austria, Mohamed Ghannouchi, and Margaret Chan.

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Among people born in 1946, Naoto Kan ranks 84Before him are John Paul Jones, Rade Šerbedžija, Yonatan Netanyahu, Michele Placido, Daniel Goleman, and Keith Moon. After him are Stan Smith, Laura Bush, Xanana Gusmão, Candice Bergen, Sabine Bergmann-Pohl, and Peter Green.

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Among people born in Japan, Naoto Kan ranks 189 out of 5,560Before him are Amakusa Shirō (1621), Shohei Imamura (1926), Emperor Kanmu (737), Ken Shimura (1950), Emperor Tenji (626), and Ashikaga Takauji (1305). After him are Nagayasu Honda (null), Masahiko Kimura (1917), Yohji Yamamoto (1943), Kenzo Ohashi (1934), Kyu Sakamoto (1941), and Ryuichi Sakamoto (1952).


Among politicians born in Japan, Naoto Kan ranks 64Before him are Nobusuke Kishi (1896), Yoshirō Mori (1937), Amakusa Shirō (1621), Emperor Kanmu (737), Emperor Tenji (626), and Ashikaga Takauji (1305). After him are Emperor Seimu (83), Emperor Richū (336), Issey Miyake (1938), Imagawa Yoshimoto (1519), Ōkubo Toshimichi (1830), and Emperor Antoku (1178).

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