Hitoshi Ashida

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Hitoshi Ashida (芦田 均, Ashida Hitoshi, 15 November 1887 – 20 June 1959) was a Japanese politician. He was a leader in postwar politics. Ashida was Prime Minister of Japan in 1948. He quit his leadership responsibilities after a corruption scandal (Shōwa Denkō Jiken) involving two of his cabinet ministers.