|Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications|
16 September 2009 – 17 September 2010
|Prime Minister||Yukio Hatoyama
|Preceded by||Tsutomu Sato|
|Succeeded by||Yoshihiro Katayama|
2 July 1959 |
|Political party||Democratic Party (1998–present)|
|Liberal Democratic Party (Before 1993)
New Frontier Party (1996–1998)
|Alma mater||University of Tokyo|
Kazuhiro Haraguchi (原口 一博 Haraguchi Kazuhiro?, born July 2, 1959) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature).
A native of Saga, Saga and graduate of the University of Tokyo, he was elected to the assembly of Saga Prefecture (District #1) for the first time in 1987 as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, serving there for two times. In 1996 he was elected to the House of Representatives from Saga's 1st district for the first time as a member of the New Frontier Party (Shinshinto) after running unsuccessfully in 1993 as an independent. He switched to the DPJ in 1998. He was Minister of Internal Affairs from 2009 to 2010, in Yukio Hatoyama and Naoto Kan's Cabinets.
Haraguchi studied Psychology at the University of Tokyo and attended the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management. He often appears on television in which he discusses tax, pension, and decentralization issues.
Haraguchi gave the following answers to the questionnaire submitted by Mainichi to parlementarians in 2012:
- in favor of the revision of the Constitution
- in favor of right of collective self-defense (revision of Article 9)
- in favor of reform of the National assembly (unicameral instead of bicameral)
- in favor of zero nuclear power by 2030s
- in favor of the relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma (Okinawa)
- in favor of the reform of the Imperial Household that would allow women to retain their Imperial status even after marriage
- against participation of Japan to the Trans-Pacific Partnership
- against a nuclear-armed Japan
- Japan Times, "Cabinet Profiles: Kan's lineup", June 9, 2010, p. 4.
- Japan Times Nothing left for the election-gutted DPJ to do but rebuild December 18, 2012
- Nippon Kaigi website – among the 86 parliamentarians attending a March 7, 2006 meeting : nipponkaigi.org/activity/archives/997
- みんなで靖国神社に参拝する国会議員の会" - senkyomae.com
- Mainichi 2012: senkyo.mainichi.jp/46shu/kaihyo_area_meikan.html?mid=A41001001001
- Official website in Japanese.
|House of Representatives of Japan|
|Representative for Saga's 1st district
|Representative for the Kyūshū proportional representation block
|Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications
|New office||Minister of State for Promotion of Local Sovereignty