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Shigeru Yoshida
吉田茂
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Prime Minister of Japan
In office
15 October 1948 – 10 December 1954
Monarch Shōwa
Governor Douglas MacArthur
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Preceded by Hitoshi Ashida
Succeeded by Ichirō Hatoyama
In office
22 May 1946 – 24 May 1947
Monarch Shōwa
Governor Douglas MacArthur
Preceded by Kijūrō Shidehara
Succeeded by Tetsu Katayama
Personal details
Born (1878-09-22)22 September 1878
Yokosuka, Japan
Died 20 October 1967(1967-10-20) (aged 89)
Tokyo, Japan
Political party Japan Liberal Party (1945–1948)
Democratic Liberal Party (1948–1950)
Liberal Party (1950–1955)
Liberal Democratic Party (1955–1967)
Spouse(s) Yukiko Makino (m. 1909; d. 1941)
Children 4 (including Ken'ichi)
Alma mater University of Tokyo
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Shigeru Yoshida (22 September 1878 – 20 October 1967) was a Japanese diplomat and politician. He served as Prime Minister of Japan from 1946 to 1947 and from 1948 to 1954.

He was the Ambassador to England in 1936. By 1939 he had fallen out of favor with the government. He was against the military expansion Japan was engaged in at the time. All he felt he could do was retire. He was later imprisoned for these same views. When General Douglas MacArthur became the military governor of Japan, Yoshida was called to Tokyo to become the new foreign minister.

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