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Kazuhiro Haraguchi

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Preceded by  Tsutomu Sato
Role  Japanese Politician
Succeeded by  Yoshihiro Katayama
Education  University of Tokyo

Alma mater  University of Tokyo
Party  Democratic Party of Japan
Name  Kazuhiro Haraguchi
Children  Dai Haraguchi
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Prime Minister  Yukio Hatoyama Naoto Kan
Born  2 July 1959 (age 56) Saga, Japan (1959-07-02)
Political party  Democratic Party (1998–present)
Other political affiliations  Liberal Democratic Party (Before 1993) Independent (1993–1996) New Frontier Party (1996–1998)
Spouse  Naoko Haraguchi (m. ?–2013)
TV shows  Takajin no Sokomade Itte Iinkai
Similar People  Ichiro Ozawa, Naoto Kan, Yukio Hatoyama

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Kazuhiro Haraguchi (原口 一博, Haraguchi Kazuhiro, born July 2, 1959) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature).


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A native of Saga, Saga and graduate of the University of Tokyo, he was elected to the assembly of Saga Prefecture (District #1) for the first time in 1987 as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, serving there for two times. In 1996 he was elected to the House of Representatives from Saga's 1st district for the first time as a member of the New Frontier Party (Shinshinto) after running unsuccessfully in 1993 as an independent. He switched to the DPJ in 1998. He was Minister of Internal Affairs from 2009 to 2010, in Yukio Hatoyama and Naoto Kan's Cabinets.

Haraguchi studied Psychology at the University of Tokyo and attended the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management. He often appears on television in which he discusses tax, pension, and decentralization issues.

In the 2012 general election Haraguchi lost his single-seat electorate but retained a seat in the diet through the proportional representation system.


Haraguchi is affiliated to the openly revisionist lobby Nippon Kaigi, and a member of the association of parliamentarians promoting visits to the controversial Yasukuni shrine"

Haraguchi gave the following answers to the questionnaire submitted by Mainichi to parlementarians in 2012:

  • in favor of the revision of the Constitution
  • in favor of right of collective self-defense (revision of Article 9)
  • in favor of reform of the National assembly (unicameral instead of bicameral)
  • in favor of zero nuclear power by 2030s
  • in favor of the relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma (Okinawa)
  • in favor of the reform of the Imperial Household that would allow women to retain their Imperial status even after marriage
  • against participation of Japan to the Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • against a nuclear-armed Japan
  • References

    Kazuhiro Haraguchi Wikipedia