|Prime Minister of Japan|
30 June 1994 – 11 January 1996
|Preceded by||Tsutomu Hata|
|Succeeded by||Ryutaro Hashimoto|
|Born||3 March 1924
|Political party||Social Democratic Party (Socialist Party until 1996)|
|Alma mater||Meiji University|
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. 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.