Hirofumi Hirano

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Hirofumi Hirano in Kadena Air Base, Okinawa Prefecture on January 9, 2010.

Hirofumi Hirano (平野 博文 Hirano Hirofumi?, born March 19, 1949) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). He is a native of Katsuragi, Wakayama and he started working for Panasonic Corporation in 1971 after graduating from Chuo University. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1996 as an independent. He was the Chief Cabinet Secretary in the Yukio Hatoyama administration.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Takeo Kawamura
Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Yoshito Sengoku
Preceded by
Mizuho Fukushima
Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food Safety
(acting)

2010
Succeeded by
Satoshi Arai
Minister of State for Social Affairs and Gender Equality
(acting)

2010
Succeeded by
Kōichirō Genba
House of Representatives of Japan
New constituency Representative for Osaka's 11th district
1996 – present
Incumbent