Tomiichi Murayama

1924 - Today

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Tomiichi Murayama (村山 富市, Murayama Tomiichi, born 3 March 1924) is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 1994 to 1996. He led the Japanese Socialist Party, and was responsible for changing its name to the Social Democratic Party of Japan in 1996. Upon becoming Prime Minister, he was Japan's first socialist leader in nearly fifty years. He is most remembered today for his speech "On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the War's end", in which he publicly apologised for Imperial Japanese atrocities committed during World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tomiichi Murayama has received more than 217,351 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Tomiichi Murayama is the 5,033rd most popular politician (up from 5,290th in 2019), the 357th most popular biography from Japan (up from 386th in 2019) and the 124th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Tomiichi Murayama ranks 5,033 out of 15,710Before him are Camille Chamoun, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Nicolae Iorga, Isabella de' Medici, Karl August Wittfogel, and Emperor Huai of Jin. After him are Constanze Manziarly, Bu Bing, Abdul Razak Hussein, Ernő Gerő, Ronald Venetiaan, and Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus.

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Among people born in 1924, Tomiichi Murayama ranks 81Before him are John Backus, Ahmadou Ahidjo, André Franquin, Zizi Jeanmaire, Paul Desmond, and Leonid Kogan. After him are Roberts Blossom, Antoni Ramallets, Stanley Donen, Milka Planinc, Arthur Danto, and Tengiz Abuladze.

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Among people born in Japan, Tomiichi Murayama ranks 357 out of 5,560Before him are Takashi Mizuno (1931), Kakuei Tanaka (1918), Oichi (1547), Kōki Hirota (1878), Emperor Shōmu (701), and Go Nagai (1945). After him are Fukusaburo Harada (null), Yoshitoshi (1839), Emperor Yūryaku (418), Ashikaga Yoshiteru (1536), Takeshi Inoue (1928), and Koji Miyata (1923).


Among politicians born in Japan, Tomiichi Murayama ranks 124Before him are Inukai Tsuyoshi (1855), Ashikaga Yoshiaki (1537), Kakuei Tanaka (1918), Oichi (1547), Kōki Hirota (1878), and Emperor Shōmu (701). After him are Emperor Yūryaku (418), Ashikaga Yoshiteru (1536), Emperor Go-Saga (1220), Emperor Seiwa (850), Emperor Go-Uda (1267), and Azai Nagamasa (1545).