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Shinkun Haku

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Name  Shinkun Haku
Role  Japanese Politician

Education  Nihon University
Children  Reika Miyazaki
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Shinkun Haku (白 眞勲, Haku Shinkun, born December 8, 1958) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Shinjuku, Tokyo and graduate of Nihon University, he was elected for the first time in 2004.

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Haku was born to a South Korean father and Japanese mother. At the time of his birth, both South Korean nationality law and Japanese nationality law imputed nationality solely by patrilineal descent, and thus he had South Korean citizenship rather than Japanese citizenship at birth, with the legal name Baek Jinhoon (백진훈). In 2003, he renounced his South Korean citizenship to naturalise as a Japanese citizen.

Haku worked for the Chosun Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper, from 1985 to 2004, serving as its Tokyo bureau chief from 1994 onward. He left the newspaper to enter politics in 2004. In 2012 he was named Senior Vice-Minister in the Cabinet Office under Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.

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