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Morihiro Hosokawa

Japanese, born 1938

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Hosokawa Morihiro is the eighteenth-generation head of a famous clan of samurai. Based in Kumamoto, Japan, successive generations of the family have won fame as leaders in cultural and military affairs. After working as a newspaper reporter, Hosokawa served in both houses of the Japanese Diet and as governor of Kumamoto prefecture. He capped his political career by a term as Prime Minister in 1993–94. Since his retirement from the public eye, Hosokawa has immersed himself in the arts, taking an active role as president of two art colleges and trustee of a museum board.



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