Kaoru Hatoyama

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Kaoru Hatoyama
Spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan
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Born 1888
Died 1982
Spouse(s) Ichirō Hatoyama
Children Iichirō Hatoyama
Occupation educator and administrator

Kaoru Hatoyama (鳩山 薫 Hatoyama Kaoru?, 1888-1982) was an educator and an administrator, the schoolmaster of Kyoritsu Women's University, which had been founded by her mother-in-law, Haruko Hatoyama.[1] She is well known as the wife of a politician, as the spouse of Ichirō Hatoyama, who was the 52nd, 53rd and 54th Prime Minister of Japan, serving terms from December 10, 1954 through December 23, 1956. She was also known as the mother of Iichirō Hatoyama, who was Japan's Foreign Minister from 1976 through 1977.

After the elections of 2009, she is becoming more widely known as the grandmother of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and his politician brother, Kunio Hatoyama.

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