Hirohisa Fujii

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Hirohisa Fujii
藤井 裕久
Hisahiro Fujii cropped 1 G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting 20091003.jpg
Minister of Finance of Japan
In office
16 September 2009 – 6 January 2010
Preceded by Kaoru Yosano
Succeeded by Naoto Kan
Personal details
Born (1932-06-24) 24 June 1932 (age 82)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Political party Democratic Party of Japan
Alma mater University of Tokyo

Hirohisa Fujii (藤井 裕久 Fujii Hirohisa?, born 24 June 1932) is a Japanese politician who is a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature) and Secretary General of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ).

Biography[edit]

A native of Tokyo, Fujii was born on 24 June 1932.[1] He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1955 with a law degree.[1] He is the former official of the ministry of finance. He was elected to the House of Councilors for the first time in 1977 as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party. In 1993 he joined the formation of the Japan Renewal Party, which later became part of DPJ.[2]

In September 2009 he became the minister of finance after the election of Yukio Hatoyama as Prime Minister.[3]

Fujii abruptly announced his resignation as finance minister on 5 January 2010, and it was reluctantly accepted by Prime Minister Hatoyoma a day later. Fujii had been suffering from high blood pressure and exhaustion, so he claimed that his deteriorating health forced him to resign from the high-stress position of finance minister.[4] However, some Japanese political analysts believed that Fujii lost a power struggle with Democratic Party of Japan chairman Ichirō Ozawa, and henceforth resigned.[5] On 7 January 2010, Naoto Kan replaced Fujii as finance minister.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minister of Finance". Kantei. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  2. ^ 政治家情報 〜藤井 裕久〜 (in Japanese). JANJAN.
  3. ^ Kajimoto, Tetsushi; Fujioka, Chisa (September 15, 2009). Japan cabinet takes shape, Fujii for finance: media. Reuters.
  4. ^ "Japan PM replaces finance minister". BBC. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Clash with Ozawa said behind resignation". The Japan Times. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  6. ^ Hiroko Tabuchi (7 January 2010). "Japan Replaces Ailing Finance Minister". The New York Times (Tokyo). Retrieved 20 December 2013. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Yoshirō Hayashi
Minister of Finance of Japan
1993 - 1994
Succeeded by
Masayoshi Takemura
Preceded by
Kaoru Yosano
Minister of Finance of Japan
2009 - 2010
Succeeded by
Naoto Kan