Aiichiro Fujiyama

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Aiichirō Fujiyama
藤山 愛一郎
Aiichiro Fujiyama.jpg
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
July 10, 1957 – July 19, 1960
Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi
Preceded by Nobusuke Kishi
Succeeded by Zentaro Kosaka
Personal details
Born May 22, 1897
Tokyo, Japan
Died February 22, 1985 (aged 87)
Tokyo, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Alma mater Keio University

Aiichirō Fujiyama (藤山 愛一郎 Fujiyama Aiichirō?, May 22, 1897 – February 22, 1985) was a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party and business executive.

Fujiyama memorial hall in Keio University Hiyoshi campus
The garden of Fujiyama family

A business executive who symbolized "big business" in Japan as president of Dai Nippon Sugar Manufacturing Co. and executive officer of Nitto Chemical Industry Co., he used his influence to bring about the fall of Prime Minister Hideki Tōjō in 1944.

After Japan's World War II surrender, Fujiyama was imprisoned without a trial for three years as a suspected war criminal. After his release he represented Japan at the 1951 UNESCO meeting in Paris.

Fujiyama was elected to Parliament in 1957 and was reelected five times. As Japan's foreign minister (1957–60) he headed Japan's first delegation to the United Nations (1957), helped revise the U.S.–Japan Security Treaty (1960), and promoted the restoration of diplomatic relations between Japan and China. He also served as director of Japan's Economic Planning Agency.

Political offices
Preceded by
Mamoru Takahashi
Director of the Economic Planning Agency
1965–1966
Succeeded by
Eisaku Satō
Preceded by
Hisatsune Sakomizu
Director of the Economic Planning Agency
1961–1962
Succeeded by
Hayato Ikeda
Preceded by
Nobusuke Kishi
Minister for Foreign Affairs
1957–1960
Succeeded by
Zentaro Kosaka
Business positions
Preceded by
Ryutaro Takahashi
Head of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
1951–1957
Succeeded by
Tadashi Adachi
Preceded by
Yoshiaki Hatta
Head of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
1941–1946
Succeeded by
Ryutaro Takahashi