Murayama TomiichiMurayama Tomiichi
(村山 富市) (born in 1924) was the Prime Minister
from June 30
to January 11
and was replaced by Hashimoto Ryutaro
He was head of the Social Democratic Party.
He became Prime Minister on June 30, 1944. His government was criticised for not dealing quickly with the earthquake of Kobe, that hit Japan on January 17, 1995.
The terrorist attack in the Tokyo subways by the Aum Shinrikyo cult happened also during his government.
He apologised for the atrocities made during World War II.
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