Kazuo Hatoyama

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Hatoyama".
Kazuo Hatoyama

Kazuo Hatoyama (鳩山 和夫 Hatoyama Kazuo?, May 6, 1856 – October 3, 1911) was the patriarchal head of the prominent Japanese Hatoyama political family which has been called "Japan's Kennedy family."[1]

Kazuo was a graduate of Yale University.[2]

Family[edit]

Main article: Hatoyama family

His wife, Haruko Hatoyama, was a co-founder of what is known today as Kyoritsu Women's University. His son is former Prime Minister Ichirō Hatoyama, who founded and was the first president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).[3] His grandson was former Foreign Minister Iichirō Hatoyama. His younger great-grandson Kunio Hatoyama served as Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications under Prime Minister Taro Aso until June 12, 2009. His older great-grandson Yukio Hatoyama is the leader of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) and represents the 9th district of Hokkaidō in the House of Representatives. Yukio became Prime Minister on September 16, 2009, following a win by the opposition coalition in the 2009 elections.

Family tree[edit]

 
 
Haruko Hatoyama
 
 
 
Kazuo Hatoyama
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kaoru Hatoyama
 
 
 
Ichirō Hatoyama
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yasuko Hatoyama
 
 
 
Iichirō Hatoyama
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kazuko Inoue
 
Miyuki Hatoyama
 
 
 
Yukio Hatoyama
 
Emily Hatoyama
 
 
 
Kunio Hatoyama
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kiichirō Hatoyama
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tarō Hatoyama
 

Career[edit]

Kazuo was speaker of the House of Representatives of the Diet of Japan from 1896 to 1897 during the Meiji era.[3] He later served as the president of Waseda University.[3]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

House of Representatives of Japan
Preceded by
Masataka Kusumoto
Speaker of the House of Representatives
1896–1897
Succeeded by
Kenkichi Kataoka
New district Representative for Tokyo's Tokyo city district (multi-member)
1902–1911
Served alongside: Ukichi Taguchi, Soroku Ebara, numerous others
Succeeded by
Masutarō Takagi
...
Preceded by
Tsugutsune Yoshino
Representative for Tokyo's 9th district
1892–1902
District eliminated