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Yoshihiko Noda
野田 佳彦
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Yoshihiko Noda
Prime Minister of Japan
In office
2 September 2011 – 26 December 2012
Monarch Akihito
Deputy Katsuya Okada
Preceded by Naoto Kan
Succeeded by Shinzo Abe
Minister of Finance
In office
8 June 2010 – 2 September 2011
Prime Minister Naoto Kan
Preceded by Naoto Kan
Succeeded by Jun Azumi
Senior Vice Minister of Finance
In office
16 September 2009 – 8 June 2010
Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama
Preceded by Wataru Takeshita
Masatoshi Ishida
Succeeded by Motohisa Ikeda
Naoki Minezaki
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
26 June 2000
Preceded by Shōichi Tanaka
Constituency Chiba 4th district
In office
19 July 1993 – 27 September 1996
Preceded by Ken'ichi Ueno
Succeeded by District Abolished
Constituency Chiba 1st district
Personal details
Born 20 May 1957 (1957-05-20) (age 63)
Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
Political party Social Security
Other political
  • JNP (1992–1994)
  • NFP (1994–1996)
  • DPJ (2016–2018, merger)
  • DP (2016–2018, merger)
  • Group of Independents (2018–2019)
Spouse(s) Hitomi Noda (1992–present)
Children 2
Alma mater Waseda University

Yoshihiko Noda Yoshihiko Noda (野田 佳彦 Noda Yoshihiko, born 20 May 1957) was Prime Minister of Japan from 2011 to 2012. He was leader of the Democratic Party of Japan (Minshuto). He was defeated by Shinzo Abe's party in an election in December 2012.

Noda was born in Funabashi, Chiba. His family was poor.

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