Yukio Hatoyama's cabinet

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Hatoyama Cabinet
93rd Japanese Cabinet
dai-93-dai naikaku
The cabinet after the inauguration ceremony for the ministers
Prime Minister
Naikaku Sōri-Daijin
Yukio Hatoyama
choice House election 2009
Legislative period 172-174. Kokkai
(45th Shūgiin , 21st – 22nd Sangiin )
Appointed by Emperor Akihito
education September 16, 2009
The End June 8, 2010
Duration 0 years and 265 days
predecessor Cabinet Asō
successor Cabinet Kan
Party (s) DPJ - SDP - NVP coalition government
min-sha-koku renritsu seiken
minister 20 (2 resignations)
State Secretaries 4 Special Advisers to the Prime Minister
3 Parliamentary Vice-Heads of the Cabinet Secretariat
22 "Vice Ministers"
25 "Parliamentary Secretaries"


Opposition leader

The Hatoyama cabinet ruled Japan from the election of Yukio Hatoyama as prime minister on September 16, 2009 until June 8, 2010, from his resignation on June 4, 2010 as executive director.

In the decisive vote in the Shūgiin , the lower house, Hatoyama received 327 votes, in the Sangiin , the upper house, 124 votes. Hatoyama's Democratic Party ( Minshutō , DPJ) had previously won the Shūgiin election in 2009 on August 30, 2009 in a landslide victory.

The cabinet was presented on September 16 in the Kantei , followed by the formal appointment by the Tennō . The coalition cabinet made up of the Democratic Party, Social Democratic Party (SDP) and New People's Party consisted of 14 ministers of state from the Shūgiin and four from the Sangiin, including the Prime Minister. The SDP left the coalition at the end of May 2010. Shortly afterwards, Yukio Hatoyama announced his resignation. On June 4, 2010, the Hatoyama cabinet resigned before the election of a successor as prime minister. The resignation was only effective with the formal appointment of the subsequent Kan cabinet by the Tennō.

LDP politicians gave the cabinet the nickname “Cabinet Ohato” ( 小 鳩 内閣 , Ohato naikaku ) because of the great influence of former DPJ chairman Ichirō Ozawa . The name picks up on a similar name for the first Nakasone cabinet , which was named "Tanakasone Cabinet" after the influential ex-Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka .

Minister of State

Hatoyama Cabinet - from September 16, 2009 to June 8, 2010, executive from June 4, 2010
Office Surname image chamber fraction Faction (s)
prime minister Yukio Hatoyama Yukio Hatoyama Shūgiin DPJ ( Hatoyama )
First Minister-designate under Article 9 of the Cabinet Law (Deputy Prime Minister)
Minister of State for Economic and Financial Policy
Naoto Kan Naoto Kan Shūgiin DPJ Can
Ministers of State who run a ministry
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communication
Minister of State for "Promotion of the Sovereignty of the Regions" (chiiki shuken suishin)
Kazuhiro Haraguchi Kazuhiro Haraguchi Shūgiin DPJ Hata
Minister of Justice Keiko Chiba Keiko Chiba  Sangiin DPJ Yokomichi
Foreign minister Katsuya Okada Katsuya Okada Shūgiin DPJ -
Finance minister Hirohisa Fujii Hirohisa Fujii  Shūgiin DPJ Ozawa
Naoto Kan
from January 7, 2010
Naoto Kan Shūgiin DPJ Can
Minister for Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology Tatsuo Kawabata Tatsuo Kawabata Shūgiin DPJ Kawabata
Minister of Health, Labor and Social Affairs
   responsible for pension reform
Akira Nagatsuma Akira Nagatsuma Shūgiin DPJ -
Minister for Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries Hirotaka Akamatsu Hirotaka Akamatsu  Shūgiin DPJ Yokomichi
Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry Masayuki Naoshima Masayuki Naoshima  Sangiin DPJ Kawabata, Hatoyama
Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs , Civil Protection
Seiji Maehara Seiji Maehara  Shūgiin DPJ Maehara
Environment Minister Sakihito Ozawa Sakahito Ozawa  Shūgiin DPJ Hatoyama
Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa Toshimi Kitazawa  Sangiin DPJ Hata
Chief Cabinet Secretary
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirofumi Hirano Hirofumi Hirano  Shūgiin DPJ Hatoyama
Minister of State without a ministry
Chairman of the National Public Security Commission
   responsible for the kidnapping issue
Hiroshi Nakai Hiroshi Nakai  Shūgiin DPJ Ozawa, Kawabata
Minister of State for the Financial Sector
   responsible for postal reform
Shizuka Kamei Shizuka Kamei  Shūgiin New People's Party -
Minister of State for Consumers and Food Safety, Combating the Decline of Births,
   Gender Equality
Mizuho Fukushima
until May 28, 2010
Mizuho Fukushima  Sangiin SDP -
Hirofumi Hirano Hirofumi Hirano Shūgiin DPJ Hatoyama
Minister of State for the "renewal of the administration" (gyōsei sasshin) Yoshito Sengoku Yoshito Sengoku Shūgiin DPJ Maehara
Yukio Edano
from February 10, 2010
Yukio Edano  Shūgiin DPJ
Minister of State for “National Strategy” (kokka senryaku)
   responsible for reforming the civil service
Naoto Kan Naoto Kan Shūgiin DPJ Can
Yoshito Sengoku
from January 7, 2010
Yoshito Sengoku Shūgiin DPJ Maehara
Minister of State for Science & Technology Naoto Kan Naoto Kan  Shūgiin DPJ Can
Tatsuo Kawabata
as of January 7, 2010
Tatsuo Kawabata Shūgiin DPJ Kawabata

Note: The Prime Minister does not officially belong to any political group during his term of office.

The following were designated as possible representatives of the Prime Minister under Article 9 of the Cabinet Act:

  1. Naoto Kan,
  2. Hirofumi Hirano,
  3. Hiroshi Nakai,
  4. Hirohisa Fujii and
  5. Keiko Chiba.

State Secretaries

Simultaneously with the term of office of the ministers of state, the term of office of the deputy chief cabinet secretaries, the head of the legislative office of the cabinet and the special adviser to the prime minister began ; the State Secretaries ( fuku-daijin, "Vice Minister", English Senior Vice Minister ) and the parliamentary State Secretaries ( daijin seimukan, English Parliamentary Secretary ) took up their positions on September 18, 2009.

State Secretaries in the Hatoyama Cabinet
Office Surname chamber fraction Faction (s)
Cabinet Secretariat, Legislative Office
Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Yorihisa Matsuno Shūgiin DPJ Hatoyama
Kōji Matsui Sangiin DPJ Maehara
Kin'ya Takino - - -
Head of the Legislative Office of the Cabinet Reiichi Miyazaki
until January 15, 2010
- - -
Shin'ichirō Kajita
from January 15, 2010
- - -
Special Advisor to the Prime Minister
Special advisor for SME policy, activation of the regions Yoshikatsu Nakayama Shūgiin DPJ Hatoyama
Special advisor for the regeneration of rural areas Katsuya Ogawa Sangiin DPJ Hatoyama
Special advisor for National Strategy since October 23, 2009 Satoshi Arai Shūgiin DPJ Can
Special advisor on activation and for the sovereignty of the regions, regional administrations since December 4, 2009 Seiji Osaka Shūgiin DPJ Can
State Secretaries ("Vice Ministers")
Cabinet Office Atsushi Ōshima Shūgiin DPJ Hatoyama
Motohisa Furukawa Shūgiin DPJ Maehara
Kōhei Ōtsuka Sangiin DPJ -
Internal affairs and communication Shu Watanabe Shūgiin DPJ Maehara
Masamitsu Naitō Sangiin DPJ Can
Judiciary Kōichi Katō Shūgiin DPJ Can
Foreign Affairs Kōichi Takemasa Shūgiin DPJ Noda , Ozawa
Tetsuro Fukuyama Sangiin DPJ Maehara
Finances Yoshihiko Noda Shūgiin DPJ Noda
Naoki Minezaki Sangiin DPJ Yokomichi
Education, culture, sports, science and technology Masaharu Nakagawa Shūgiin DPJ Hata
Kan Suzuki Sangiin DPJ Maehara, Hatoyama
Work, health and social affairs Ritsuo Hosokawa Shūgiin DPJ Can
Hiroyuki Nagahama Sangiin DPJ Noda
Agriculture, forestry and fishing Masahiko Yamada Shūgiin DPJ Ozawa
Akira Gunji Sangiin DPJ Yokomichi
Economy, trade and industry Tadahiro Matsushita Shūgiin New People's Party -
Teruhiko Mashiko Sangiin DPJ Hata
Land, infrastructure and transport Kiyomi Tsujimoto
until May 31, 2010
Shūgiin SDP -
Sumio Mabuchi Shūgiin DPJ -
environment Issei Tajima Shūgiin DPJ Maehara
defense Kazuya Shimba Sangiin DPJ Hatoyama
Parliamentary State Secretaries ("Parliamentary Secretaries")
Cabinet Office Kenta Izumi Shūgiin DPJ Maehara
Kenji Tamura Shūgiin DPJ Can
Keisuke Tsumura Shūgiin DPJ Kan, Maehara
Internal affairs and communication Jun'ya Ogawa Shūgiin DPJ Maehara
Takeshi Shina Shūgiin DPJ Ozawa
Kensei Hasegawa Sangiin New People's Party -
Judiciary Tetsuji Nakamura Sangiin DPJ Maehara
Foreign Affairs Shūji Kira Shūgiin DPJ Ozawa
Chinami Nishimura Shūgiin DPJ Can
Finances Hiroshi Ōgushi Shūgiin DPJ -
Shin'ichirō Furumoto Shūgiin DPJ Kawabata
Education, culture, sports, science and technology Hitoshi Gotō Shūgiin DPJ Hata
Miho Takai Shūgiin DPJ Maehara, Noda
Work, health and social affairs Kazunori Yamai Shūgiin DPJ Maehara
Shin'ya Adachi Sangiin DPJ -
Agriculture, forestry and fishing Takahiro Sasaki Shūgiin DPJ Yokomichi
Yasue Funayama Sangiin DPJ Can
Economy, trade and industry Yōsuke Kondō Shūgiin DPJ Noda, Maehara
Chiaki Takahashi Sangiin DPJ Hatoyama
Land, infrastructure and transport Takashi Nagayasu Shūgiin DPJ Maehara
Taizō Mikazuki Shūgiin DPJ Kawabata
Yūji Fujimoto Sangiin DPJ Noda
environment Nobumori Ōtani Shūgiin DPJ -
defense Daizō Kusuda Shūgiin DPJ Hata, Noda
Akihisa Nagashima Shūgiin DPJ Noda, Kan

Resignations, dismissals

  • Finance Minister Fujii resigned on January 6, 2010 for health reasons.
  • The head of the Legislative Office, Reiichi Miyazaki, resigned on January 15, 2010.
  • Secretary of State Fukushima was dismissed on May 28, 2010 for her party's opposition to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa.
  • In the course of the SDP's withdrawal from the cabinet, Vice Minister Tsujimoto resigned on May 31, 2010.
  • Shortly after the SDP left the coalition, Prime Minister Hatoyama announced his resignation on June 2, 2010. The cabinet resigned on June 4, 2010.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. 47 News, December 22, 2009: 現 政 権 は 「小 鳩 内閣」 と 指摘 自 民 民 ・ 大 島 幹事 長
  2. Jiji Tsūshin , December 18, 2009: 民主 、 参 院 選 へ 影響 懸念 も = 自 民 、 徹底 追 及 の 構 え - 小 沢 氏 公 設 秘書 初 公 判 で
  3. Mainichi Shimbun , September 17, 2009: 政府 : 政務 三 役 会議 、 各 府 省 に 設置 初 初 閣 議 で 決定