Naoto Kan

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Naoto Kan
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Naoto Kan
Prime Minister of Japan
In office
8 June 2010 – 2 September 2011
MonarchAkihito
Preceded byYukio Hatoyama
Succeeded byYoshihiko Noda
Leader of the Opposition
In office
31 December 1997 – 25 September 1999
Preceded byIchirō Ozawa
Succeeded byYukio Hatoyama
Minister of Finance
In office
6 January 2010 – 8 June 2010
Prime MinisterYukio Hatoyama
Preceded byHirohisa Fujii
Succeeded byYoshihiko Noda
Deputy Prime Minister of Japan
In office
16 September 2009 – 8 June 2010
Prime MinisterYukio Hatoyama
Preceded byWataru Kubo (1996)
Succeeded byKatsuya Okada (2012)
Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy
In office
16 September 2009 – 8 June 2010
Prime MinisterYukio Hatoyama
Preceded byYoshimasa Hayashi
Succeeded bySatoshi Arai
Minister of State in charge of National Strategy
In office
16 September 2009 – 6 January 2010
Prime MinisterYukio Hatoyama
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byYoshito Sengoku
Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy
In office
16 September 2009 – 6 January 2010
Prime MinisterYukio Hatoyama
Preceded bySeiko Noda
Succeeded byTatsuo Kawabata
Minister of Health and Welfare
In office
11 January 1996 – 7 November 1996
Prime MinisterRyutaro Hashimoto
Preceded byChūryō Morii
Succeeded byJunichiro Koizumi
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
17 July 1980
ConstituencyTokyo-18th (2017–present, 1996–2012)
Tokyo PR block (2012–2017)
Tokyo-7th (1983–1996)
Personal details
Born (1946-10-10) 10 October 1946 (age 74)
Ube, Yamaguchi, Empire of Japan
Political partyCDP
Other political
affiliations
SDF (before 1993)
NPS (1993–1996)
DPJ(96) (1996–1998)
DPJ(98) (1998–2016)
DP (2016–17)
Spouse(s)
Nobuko Kan (m. 1970)
Children2
Alma materTokyo Institute of Technology
WebsiteOfficial website
Naoto Kan

Naoto Kan (born 10 October 1946) is a Japanese politician and former Prime Minister of Japan. In June 2010 he was elected as prime minister.[1] He was the leader of the Democratic Party of Japan. Naoto Kan studied law and is a patent attorney by profession. Kan resigned as prime minister on 26 August 2011 after many people were critical of his leadership following the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.[2] Yoshihiko Noda was appointed as his successor.

References[change | change source]

  1. Harlan, Chico (4 June 2010). "Naoto Kan becomes new Japanese prime minister". The Washington Post. Washington DC: WPC. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  2. McCurry, Justin (26 August 2011). "Naoto Kan resigns as Japan's prime minister". The Guardian. London: GMG. ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved 11 April 2012.