Tomiichi Murayama

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Tomiichi Murayama
Official portrait, 1994
Prime Minister of Japan
In office
30 June 1994 – 11 January 1996
Preceded byTsutomu Hata
Succeeded byRyutaro Hashimoto
Chairman of the Social Democratic Party
In office
25 September 1993 – 28 September 1996
Preceded bySadao Yamahana
Succeeded byTakako Doi
Member of the House of Representatives
for Oita 1st district
In office
11 December 1972 – 19 May 1980
Preceded byIsamu Murakami
Succeeded byIsamu Murakami
In office
19 December 1983 – 2 June 2000
Preceded byIsamu Murakami
Succeeded byBan Kugimiya
Member of the Ōita Assembly
for Ōita City
In office
Member of the Ōita City Council
In office
Personal details
Born (1924-03-03) 3 March 1924 (age 100)
Ōita, Empire of Japan
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Other political
Japan Socialist Party (Until 1996)
Yoshie Murayama (m. 1953)
Alma materMeiji University
Allegiance Japan
Service/branch Imperial Japanese Army
Years of service1944–1945
RankOfficer candidate
Battles/warsWorld War II

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.[2] 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. Murayama turned 100 on 3 March 2024.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tomiichi Murayama".
  2. "Japan gets first Socialist PM in 46 years". The Independent. 30 June 1994. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  3. 村山富市元首相 きょう100歳の誕生日「日本がどこまでも平和な国であるように」 FNN (Japanese) March 3, 2024

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