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Yukio Hatoyama

Yukio Hatoyama
Dec 15, 2010 15:28 IST

Yukio Hatoyama
Yukio Hatoyama became the Prime Minister of Japan on September 16. He led his Democratic Party of Japan to victory in the August 2009 general election, defeating the long-governing Liberal Democratic Party. Hatoyama, a Ph.D. holder in Industrial Engineering, was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1986.