Jaime Yoshiyama

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Clemente Jaime Yoshiyama Tanaka (born July 23, 1944) is a Japanese Peruvian and Fujimorist politician. He was the president of the Democratic Constitutional Congress. He was also the Minister of the Presidency under Alberto Fujimori.


Yoshiyama was born on July 23, 1944 in Huancayo, Junín. He is graduated in Industrial Engineering. He attended ESAN University, a prestigious Peruvian postgraduate School, and graduated as a Valedictorian in 1967 getting a MBA degree. He earned scholarships to attend Michigan State University graduating with a Master in Business Administration in 1969, and Harvard University with a Master in Public Administration (Economics and Economic Development) 1976.

In July 1990 he was President of the Board of Directors of Electrolima and then President of the Committee on Privatizacion of Public Enterprises (Comisión de Privatización de la empresas Públicas (COPRI)).

He was the founder of the Fujimorist alliance Change 90-New Majority (Cambio 90-Nueva Mayoría). He was President of the Democratic Constitutional Congress in 1993. He was also Minister of Transport and Communications (January–October 1991), Minister of Energy and Mines (November 1991-September 1992),and Minister of the Presidency (October 1995-September 1996) during the first and second term of Alberto Fujimori, respectively.

Born in Huancayo, Yoshiyama ran for Mayor of Lima but lost to Alberto Andrade.

On June 21, 2006 judicial proceedings were initiated against Yoshiyama and twelve other former ministers of Alberto Fujimori for their involvement in the 1992 self-coup.[1] On December 2007, Yoshiyama was found guilty on a charge of rebellion but was only given a four-year suspended sentence as he was considered a secondary accomplice.[2]

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  1. ^ (in Spanish) Poder Judicial del Perú, Instalan juicio por autogolpe del 5 de abril de 1992[permanent dead link]. June 21, 2006. Retrieved on March 16, 2008.
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Poder Judicial del Perú, Sala penal especial de Corte Suprema hace precisiones sobre caso autogolpe[permanent dead link]. December 5, 2007. Retrieved on March 16, 2008.

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