Iichirō Hatoyama

Hatoyama Iichirō (Japanese鸠 山 威 一郎; born November 11, 1918 in the prefecture of Tokyo, † 19 December 1993) was a Japanese civil servant and politician. From 1976 to 1977 he was Minister of Foreign Affairs of his country.


After attending elementary school at the University of Tsukuba in Bunkyō and the high school of the Tokyo prefecture in Kojimachi in today's Chiyoda Hatoyama studied at the Law Faculty of the Tokyo Imperial University in 1941 and made his degree as valedictorian. In 1941, Hatoyama Treasury official, for which he completed his military service with the Imperial Japanese Navy from April 1941 as paymaster. In 1942 he married. In the Navy, he served as the staff of the 4th fleet, used in the Navy Department and 1946 in the " Second Demobilisierungsministerium " and in 1945 it was promoted as kaigun Shukei shōsa to the rank of Major.

In March 1946, Hatoyama was dismissed from the service and returned as a civil servant in the Ministry of Finance. There he rose in 1965 as Head of the Minister Secretariat ( Kambo ) in Economic Planning Office, 1968 as Head of the Finance Division ( Shukei - kyoku ) and finally in 1971 as Secretary of State ( jimujikan ) to the highest beam matic positions.

In 1974, he left the ministry and became a candidate of the Liberal Democratic Party ( LDP) in the election on July 7, 1947 Sangiin, the House of Lords, for the first of three six-year terms of office elected to parliament. In December 1976 Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda he was appointed as foreign minister in his cabinet. As a minister, he undertook, among other trips to the G7 summit in London in 1977 by South Asia (July 1977) and Southeast Asia ( August 1977) and addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations. In November 1977, he was replaced in a cabinet reshuffle by Cabinet Secretary Sunao Sonoda. 1986 led to Hatoyama supporters club in the election campaign of Arai shōkei in Hokkaido, who was first elected simultaneously with Hatoyama Yukio son into Parliament.

Hatoyama was considered emerging zoku - Giin from the Treasury, but did not manage because of his poor health breakthrough. In 1992 he retired from politics. At the age of 75 years, he died on 19 December 1993 was the award of the Order of Merit First Class (勲 一等, kun'ittō ) in the third court rank (正 三位, shōsanmi ) levied.


Hatoyama was the eldest son of Hatoyama Ichirō, politicians and 1954-1956 Prime Minister of Japan. His uncle by marriage Suzuki Kisaburo was a member of Kizokuin and in the 1920s and - 30s Justice and Home Affairs. His grandfather, Kazuo Hatoyama was born into a samurai family in Katsuyama -han and was in the Meiji era diplomat, MP and 1896-1897 President of the Shūgiin. His maternal grandfather was Terada Sakae, a member of the nationalist group Gen'yōsha and later a member of the manor.

Hatoyama's wife was the eldest daughter of the entrepreneur Shojiro Ishibashi, the founder of the tire manufacturer Bridgestone. Your sons common Kunio and Yukio were both members of the Shūgiin.

About the Ishibashi family Hatoyama was also related to the families of the Prime Minister Ikeda Hayato and Miyazawa Kiichi, thus, inter alia, with the General and Defense Minister Kodama Gentaro, Mr Ikeda Yukihiko and Miyazawa Yōichi and the U.S. diplomat and former Ambassador to Malaysia Christopher J. LaFleur.