Tomiichi Murayama

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Tomiichi Murayama
村山 富市
Prime Minister of Japan
In office
30 June 1994 – 11 January 1996
Monarch Akihito
Preceded by Tsutomu Hata
Succeeded by Ryutaro Hashimoto
Personal details
Born 3 March 1924 (1924-03-03) (age 90)
Ōita, Japan
Political party Social Democratic Party (Socialist Party until 1996)
Spouse(s) Yoshie Murayama
Alma mater Meiji University

Tomiichi Murayama (村山 富市 Murayama Tomiichi?, born 3 March 1924) is a retired Japanese politician. He served as the 81st Prime Minister of Japan from 30 June 1994 to 11 January 1996.

He was the head of the Social Democratic Party of Japan (until 1996, the Japan Socialist Party) and the first socialist prime minister in nearly fifty years.[1] He is most remembered today for his speech "On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the war's end," in which he said sorry for what his country of Japan did over World War II.

Murayama was born on Ōita, Japan in 3 March 1924. He studied at Meiji University.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Japan gets first Socialist PM in 46 years". The Independent. 30 June 1994. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-4660644.html. Retrieved 10 December 2010.

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