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Hirohisa Fujii

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Prime Minister  Yukio Hatoyama
Preceded by  Himself
Education  University of Tokyo
Prime Minister  Tsutomu Hata
Role  Japanese Politician

Succeeded by  Naoto Kan
Name  Hirohisa Fujii
Preceded by  Kaoru Yosano
Succeeded by  Masayoshi Takemura
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Similar People  Naoto Kan, Ichiro Ozawa, Yukio Hatoyama, Ichiro Hatoyama

Political party  Democratic Party of Japan

Hatoyama Said to Accept Finance Head Fujiis Resignation: Video


Hirohisa Fujii (藤井 裕久, Fujii Hirohisa, born 24 June 1932) is a Japanese politician who is a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature) and Secretary General of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ).

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Biography

A native of Tokyo, Fujii was born on 24 June 1932. He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1955 with a law degree. He is the former official of the ministry of finance. He was elected to the House of Councilors for the first time in 1977 as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party. In 1993 he joined the formation of the Japan Renewal Party, which later became part of DPJ.

In September 2009 he became the minister of finance after the election of Yukio Hatoyama as Prime Minister.

Fujii abruptly announced his resignation as finance minister on 5 January 2010, and it was reluctantly accepted by Prime Minister Hatoyoma a day later. Fujii had been suffering from high blood pressure and exhaustion, so he claimed that his deteriorating health forced him to resign from the high-stress position of finance minister. However, some Japanese political analysts believed that Fujii lost a power struggle with Democratic Party of Japan chairman Ichirō Ozawa, and henceforth resigned. On 7 January 2010, Naoto Kan replaced Fujii as finance minister.

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Hirohisa Fujii Wikipedia