Akira Hatano

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Akira Hatano (秦野 章 Hatano Akira?, born 10 October 1911, died 6 November 2002, Fujisawa, Kanagawa) is a male Japanese politician.

He served as a Minister of Justice and occupied a seat in the House of Councillors.

Akira's personal intimacy with Kakuei Tanaka is well-known.

Hatano ran for Governor of Tokyo in 1971, but he was defeated by incumbent Governor Ryokichi Minobe.

Earlier life[edit]

Akira had the career of a superintendent general of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department.

Politician[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Michita Sakata
Minister of Justice of Japan
1982–1983
Succeeded by
Eisaku Sumi
House of Councillors of Japan
Preceded by
Ichirō Satō
Shirō Takeda
Councillor for Kanagawa's At-large district
1974–1986
Served alongside: Shirō Takeda
Succeeded by
Fumio Saitō
Keiko Chiba