|Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan|
24 September 2008 – 16 September 2009
|Prime Minister||Tarō Asō|
|Preceded by||Masahiko Kōmura|
|Succeeded by||Katsuya Okada|
November 28, 1945 |
Takasaki, Gunma, Japan
|Political party||Liberal Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Keio University|
Hirofumi Nakasone (中曽根 弘文 Nakasone Hirofumi, born November 28, 1945) is a Japanese politician from Takasaki, Gunma, who served as Minister for Foreign Affairs until September 2009. He was Minister of Education under Prime Minister Yoshirō Mori. He is former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone's son.
Nakasone was appointed as head of the Science and Technology Agency by Prime Minister Keizō Obuchi in early October 1999. In the Cabinet of Prime Minister Tarō Asō, appointed on 24 September 2008, Nakasone was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Nakasone has been a member of the House of Councillors since being elected in 1986.
Revisionism regarding 'Comfort women'
Nakasone is affiliated to the openly revisionist organization Nippon Kaigi. His own father Yasuhiro Nakasone is claimed to have organized a 'comfort station' in 1942 when he was a lieutenant paymaster in Japan's Imperial Navy. Hirofumi Nakasone chairs a commission established to consider "concrete measures to restore Japan's honor with regard to the comfort women issue."
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- "Pro-Yasukuni lineup features Aso Cabinet" - Japan Press Weekly - Sept 24, 2008
- "Comfort women and Japan's war on truth" - The New York Times - Nov 15-16, 2016
|Minister for Foreign Affairs
|Minister of Education
Director-General of the Science and Technology Agency
|House of Councillors|
|Councillor for Gunma's At-large district
Served alongside: Hiroichi Fukuda, Kōsei Ueno, Yukio Tomioka