Hirofumi Nakasone

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Hirofumi Nakasone
中曽根 弘文
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Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
In office
24 September 2008 – 16 September 2009
Prime Minister Tarō Asō
Preceded by Masahiko Kōmura
Succeeded by Katsuya Okada
Personal details
Born November 28, 1945
Takasaki, Gunma, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Alma mater Keio University

Hirofumi Nakasone (中曽根 弘文 Nakasone Hirofumi?, born November 28, 1945) is a Japanese politician from Takasaki, Gunma, who served as Minister for Foreign Affairs until September 2009. He was Minister of Education under Prime Minister Yoshirō Mori. He is former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone's son.

Nakasone was appointed as head of the Science and Technology Agency by Prime Minister Keizō Obuchi in early October 1999.[1] In the Cabinet of Prime Minister Tarō Asō, appointed on 24 September 2008, Nakasone was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs.[2]

Early Years[edit]

Nakasone was born in Gunma Prefecture in 1945 and graduated from Keio University with a degree in Business and Commerce.[3]

After graduation he worked briefly at Asahi Kasei and then became Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone and Secretary to the President of the Liberal Democratic Party.[4]

Nakasone has been a member of the House of Councillors since being elected in 1986.



Political offices
Preceded by
Masahiko Kōmura
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Katsuya Okada
Preceded by
Akito Arima
Minister of Education
Director-General of the Science and Technology Agency

Succeeded by
Tadamori Ōshima
House of Councillors of Japan
Preceded by
Hiroichi Fukuda
Yuzuru Yamada
Councillor for Gunma's At-large district
Served alongside: Hiroichi Fukuda, Kōsei Ueno, Yukio Tomioka