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Yōhei Kōno
河野 洋平
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Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan
In office
19 November 2003 – 21 July 2009
Prime Minister Junichirō Koizumi
Shinzō Abe
Yasuo Fukuda
Tarō Asō
Preceded by Tamisuke Watanuki
Succeeded by Takahiro Yokomichi
President of the Liberal Democratic Party
In office
29 July 1993 – 1 October 1995
Preceded by Kiichi Miyazawa
Succeeded by Ryutaro Hashimoto
Leader of the Opposition
In office
9 August 1993 – 10 June 1994
Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa
Tsutomu Hata
Preceded by Sadao Yamahana
Succeeded by Toshiki Kaifu
President of the Japan Association of Athletics Federations
In office
1999–2013
Preceded by Hanji Aoki
Succeeded by Hiroshi Yokokawa
Personal details
Born 15 January 1937 (1937-01-15) (age 83)
Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Children Tarō Kōno
Alma mater Waseda University

Yōhei Kōno (河野 洋平 Kōno Yōhei, born 15 January 1937) is a Japanese politician. He was the President of the Liberal Democratic Party. He was Speaker of the House of Representatives from November 2003 until August 2009, when the LDP lost its majority in the 2009 election.

Kōno was speaker for the longest length since the set up of House of Representatives in 1890. He was the president of the Japan Association of Athletics Federations from 1999 to 2013.



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