Ryutaro Hashimoto

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Ryutaro Hashimoto
橋本 龍太郎
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Prime Minister of Japan
In office
11 January 1996 – 30 July 1998
Monarch Akihito
Deputy Wataru Kubo
Preceded by Tomiichi Murayama
Succeeded by Keizō Obuchi
Deputy Prime Minister of Japan
In office
2 October 1995 – 11 January 1996
Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama
Preceded by Yohei Kono
Succeeded by Wataru Kubo
Minister of Finance
In office
28 January 1998 – 30 January 1998
Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto
Preceded by Hiroshi Mitsuzuka
Succeeded by Hikaru Matsunaga
In office
10 August 1989 – 14 October 1991
Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu
Preceded by Tatsuo Murayama
Succeeded by Toshiki Kaifu (Acting)
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
In office
30 June 1994 – 11 January 1996
Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama
Preceded by Eijiro Hata
Succeeded by Shunpei Tsukahara
Minister of Transport
In office
22 July 1986 – 6 November 1987
Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone
Preceded by Hiroshi Mitsuzuka
Succeeded by Shintaro Ishihara
Minister of Health
In office
7 December 1978 – 9 November 1979
Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira
Preceded by Tatsuo Ozawa
Succeeded by Kyoichi Noro
Personal details
Born (1937-07-29)29 July 1937
Sōja, Okayama Empire of Japan
Died 1 July 2006(2006-07-01) (aged 68)
Tokyo, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Children Gaku Hashimoto
Alma mater Keio University

Ryutaro Hashimoto (橋本 龍太郎, Hashimoto Ryūtarō, 29 July 1937 – 1 July 2006) was a Japanese politician. He was the 82nd and 83rd Prime Minister of Japan from 11 January 1996 to 30 July 1998. He was the leader of one of the largest factions within the ruling LDP.[1]

Hashimoto died on 1 July 2006 in Tokyo, Japan from complication after abdominal surgery, aged 68.

References[change | change source]

  1. Ikegami, Akira (27 January 2014). "現代日本の足跡に学ぶ(14) 成長へ 好循環つかめるか". 日本経済新聞. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 橋本龍太郎首相は97年の消費税率引き上げ前、所得税減税を実施しました。そして「もう大丈夫だろう」と判断したのですが、消費が落ち込んでしまいました。駆け込み需要を景気回復と見誤っていたのです。 

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