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Morihiro Hosokawa
細川 護熙
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Morihiro Hosokawa
Prime Minister of Japan
In office
9 August 1993 – 28 April 1994
Monarch Akihito
Preceded by Kiichi Miyazawa
Succeeded by Tsutomu Hata
Leader of the New Party
In office
22 May 1992 – 9 December 1994
Preceded by party established
Succeeded by party abolished
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
18 July 1993 – 7 May 1998
Succeeded by Eiichi Iwashita
Constituency (Old 1st district, Kumamoto Prefecture →) 1st district, Kumamoto Prefecture
Member of the House of Councillors
In office
26 July 1992 – 18 July 1993
Constituency National
Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture
In office
11 February 1983 – 10 February 1991
Preceded by Issei Sawada
Succeeded by Joji Fukushima
Member of the House of Councillors
In office
4 July 1971 – 11 February 1983
Constituency National (1971–77)
Kumamoto (1977–83)
Personal details
Born 14 January 1938 (1938-01-14) (age 83)
Tokyo, Empire of Japan
Political party Democratic Party (1998–2016)
Other political
Liberal Democratic Party (1969–92)
Japan New Party (1992–94)
New Frontier Party (1994–97)
From Five (1997–98)
Good Governance Party (1998)
Kayoko Ueda (m. 1971)
Children 3 (including Morimitsu)
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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