Hirofumi Hirano

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Hirofumi Hirano
平野 博文
Hirofumi Hirano in Kadena Air Base cropped.png
Hirano in Kadena Air Base on January 9, 2010.
Chief Cabinet Secretary
In office
September 16, 2009 – June 8, 2010
Prime MinisterYukio Hatoyama
Preceded byTakeo Kawamura
Succeeded byYoshito Sengoku
Personal details
Born (1949-03-19) March 19, 1949 (age 70)
Katsuragi, Wakayama, Japan
Alma materChuo University

Hirofumi Hirano (平野 博文, Hirano Hirofumi, born March 19, 1949) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). He is a native of Katsuragi, Wakayama and he started working for Panasonic Corporation in 1971 after graduating from Chuo University. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1996 as an independent. He was the Chief Cabinet Secretary in the Yukio Hatoyama administration.


  • 政治家情報 〜平野 博文〜. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2007-10-12. External link in |work= (help)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Takeo Kawamura
Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan
Succeeded by
Yoshito Sengoku
Preceded by
Mizuho Fukushima
Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food Safety

Succeeded by
Satoshi Arai
Minister of State for Social Affairs and Gender Equality

Succeeded by
Kōichirō Genba
House of Representatives of Japan
New constituency Representative for Osaka's 11th district