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Morihiro Hosokawa
細川 護熙
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Prime Minister of Japan
In office
9 August 1993 – 28 April 1994
Monarch Akihito
Preceded by Kiichi Miyazawa
Succeeded by Tsutomu Hata
Member of the House of Representatives
Succeeded by Eiichi Iwashita (for new 1st district of Kumamoto)
Constituency (Old 1st district, Kumamoto Prefecture →) 1st district, Kumamoto Prefecture
Personal details
Born 14 January 1938 (1938-01-14) (age 82)
Tokyo, Japan
Political party Democratic Party (1998–present)
Other political
Liberal Democratic Party (Before 1992)
Japan New Party (1992–1994)
New Frontier Party (1994–1997)
From Five (1997-1998)
Good Governance Party (1998)
Spouse(s) Kayoko Hosokawa
Alma mater Sophia University

Morihiro Hosokawa (細川 護煕 Hosokawa Morihiro, born 14 January 1938) is a Japanese politician. He was the 79th Prime Minister of Japan from 9 August 1993 to 28 April 1994. He became known as the first non-Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) government leader of Japan since 1955. He ran as a candidate for Governor of Tokyo as an independent supported by the Democratic Party of Japan in February 2014.

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