Goshi Hosono

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Goshi Hosono
細野 豪志
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Minister of the Environment (Japan)
In office
2 September 2011 – 1 October 2012
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda
Preceded by Ryu Matsumoto
Succeeded by Hiroyuki Nagahama
Personal details
Born (1971-08-08) 8 August 1971 (age 42)
Ōmihachiman, Shiga
Political party Democratic Party of Japan
Alma mater Kyoto University

Goshi Hosono (細野 豪志 Hosono Gōshi?, 8 born August 1971) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Ōmihachiman, Shiga and graduate of Kyoto University, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 2000. He is the current Nuclear Disaster Minister of Japan.[1] In September 2011 he was re-appointed as Nuclear Disaster Minister and also appointed as Minister of the Environment in the cabinet of newly appointed prime minister Yoshihiko Noda.[2][3]

Goshi Hosono considered running in the September 2012 DPJ presidential elections against incumbent Yoshihiko Noda, but was eventually dissuaded from doing so by senior members of the party.[4]

Goshi Hosono is a protegé of DPJ Secretary General Azuma Koshiishi, who sees him as a potential future Prime Minister.[5]

After Noda's re-election as party president, and re-appointment of Koshiishi as Secretary General of the DPJ, Noda persuaded Hosono to become chairman of the party Policy Research Committee. The appointment of the popular 41-year old Hosono was seen as important in preparing for the upcoming general election.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Onishi, Norimitsu; Fackler, Martin (8 August 2011). "Anger in Japan Over Withheld Radiation Forecasts". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Japan Times, "Cabinet Profiles: Noda Cabinet", 3 September 2011, p. 3.
  3. ^ Kamiya, Setsuko, "Hosono to reshape nuclear policy", Japan Times, 13 September 2011, p. 3.
  4. ^ The Daily Yomiuri DPJ heavyweights prevailed on Hosono not to run 9 September 2012 Retrieved 26 September 2012
  5. ^ Asahi Shimbun Ruling party reshuffle aims to heal divisions 25 September 2012
  6. ^ The Daily Yomiuri Noda party changes 'aimed at election' / Intraparty harmony seen as another factor in choices for top DPJ leadership posts 26 September 2012 Retrieved 26 September 2012

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