Yukio Hatoyama's cabinet
|93rd Japanese Cabinet
|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|
|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"
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
|prime minister||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
|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)
|Minister of Justice||Keiko Chiba||Sangiin||DPJ||Yokomichi|
|Foreign minister||Katsuya Okada||Shūgiin||DPJ||-|
|Finance minister||Hirohisa Fujii||Shūgiin||DPJ||Ozawa|
from January 7, 2010
|Minister for Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology||Tatsuo Kawabata||Shūgiin||DPJ||Kawabata|
Minister of Health, Labor and Social Affairs
responsible for pension reform
|Minister for Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries||Hirotaka Akamatsu||Shūgiin||DPJ||Yokomichi|
|Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry||Masayuki Naoshima||Sangiin||DPJ||Kawabata, Hatoyama|
Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs , Civil Protection
|Environment Minister||Sakihito Ozawa||Shūgiin||DPJ||Hatoyama|
|Defense Minister||Toshimi Kitazawa||Sangiin||DPJ||Hata|
|Chief Cabinet Secretary|
|Chief Cabinet Secretary||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||Shūgiin||DPJ||Ozawa, Kawabata|
|Minister of State for the Financial Sector
responsible for postal reform
|Shizuka Kamei||Shūgiin||New People's Party||-|
|Minister of State for Consumers and Food Safety, Combating the Decline of Births,
until May 28, 2010
|Minister of State for the "renewal of the administration" (gyōsei sasshin)||Yoshito Sengoku||Shūgiin||DPJ||Maehara|
from February 10, 2010
|Minister of State for “National Strategy” (kokka senryaku)
responsible for reforming the civil service
from January 7, 2010
|Minister of State for Science & Technology||Naoto Kan||Shūgiin||DPJ||Can|
as of January 7, 2010
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:
- Naoto Kan,
- Hirofumi Hirano,
- Hiroshi Nakai,
- Hirohisa Fujii and
- Keiko Chiba.
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.
|Cabinet Secretariat, Legislative Office|
|Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries||Yorihisa Matsuno||Shūgiin||DPJ||Hatoyama|
|Head of the Legislative Office of the Cabinet||
until January 15, 2010
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|
|Internal affairs and communication||Shu Watanabe||Shūgiin||DPJ||Maehara|
|Foreign Affairs||Kōichi Takemasa||Shūgiin||DPJ||Noda , Ozawa|
|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|
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||Masahiko Yamada||Shūgiin||DPJ||Ozawa|
|Economy, trade and industry||Tadahiro Matsushita||Shūgiin||New People's Party||-|
|Land, infrastructure and transport||
until May 31, 2010
|Parliamentary State Secretaries ("Parliamentary Secretaries")|
|Cabinet Office||Kenta Izumi||Shūgiin||DPJ||Maehara|
|Keisuke Tsumura||Shūgiin||DPJ||Kan, Maehara|
|Internal affairs and communication||Jun'ya Ogawa||Shūgiin||DPJ||Maehara|
|Kensei Hasegawa||Sangiin||New People's Party||-|
|Foreign Affairs||Shūji Kira||Shūgiin||DPJ||Ozawa|
|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|
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||Takahiro Sasaki||Shūgiin||DPJ||Yokomichi|
|Economy, trade and industry||Yōsuke Kondō||Shūgiin||DPJ||Noda, Maehara|
|Land, infrastructure and transport||Takashi Nagayasu||Shūgiin||DPJ||Maehara|
|defense||Daizō Kusuda||Shūgiin||DPJ||Hata, Noda|
|Akihisa Nagashima||Shūgiin||DPJ||Noda, Kan|
- 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.
- 47 News, December 22, 2009: 現 政 権 は 「小 鳩 内閣」 と 指摘 自 民 民 ・ 大 島 幹事 長
- 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
- 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