Yoshiro Mori

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Yoshiro Mori
森 喜朗
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Prime Minister of Japan
In office
5 April 2000 – 26 April 2001
Monarch Akihito
Preceded by Mikio Aoki (Acting)
Succeeded by Junichiro Koizumi
Minister of Construction
In office
8 August 1995 – 11 January 1996
Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama
Preceded by Koken Nosaka
Succeeded by Eiichi Nakao
Minister of International Trade and Industry
In office
12 December 1992 – 20 July 1993
Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa
Preceded by Kozo Watanabe
Succeeded by Hiroshi Kumagai
Minister of Education
In office
27 December 1983 – 1 November 1984
Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone
Preceded by Mitsuo Setoyama
Succeeded by Hikaru Matsunaga
Assumed office
Preceded by New constituency
Majority 129,785 (57.63%)
Personal details
Born (1937-07-14) 14 July 1937 (age 81)
Nomi, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Chieko Maki
Children Yūki Mori
Yoko Fujimoto
Alma mater Waseda University
Website Yoshiro Mori WebSite

Yoshirō Mori (森 喜朗, Mori Yoshirō, born 14 July 1937) is a Japanese politician. He was the 85th and 86th Prime Minister of Japan from 5 April 2000 until 26 April 2001. Mori has been described as having "the heart of a flea and the brain of a shark,".[1][2] He was not a well liked prime minister. Mori is mainly remembered today for his many gaffes. He is currently President of the Japan Rugby Football Union as well as the Japan-Korea Parliamentarians' Union.

References[change | change source]

  1. Profile: Yoshiro Mori BBC News, (2000-11-20, 08:34 GMT
  2. 噂の眞相特別取材班「『サメの脳ミソ』と『ノミの心臓』を持つ森喜朗 "総理失格" の人間性の証明」 (『噂の眞相』2000年6月号、pp.24–31)