He became DPJ Party Chairman and leader of the opposition from 1999 to 2002, when he resigned after taking responsibility for the confusion that arose from rumors of mergers with the Ichirō Ozawa's Liberal Party.
He and his brother Kunio Hatoyama are fourth generation politicians.
JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER YUKIO HATOYAMA AND CHINESE STATE COUNCILOR DAI BINGGUO SEND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES TO 5TH BEIJING-TOKYO FORUM.
Nov 03, 2009; The following information was released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China: On November 2, 2009,...
JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRIME MINISTER YUKIO HATOYAMA OF JAPAN AND PRESIDENT LEE MYUNG-BAK OF REPUBLIC OF KOREA.(Conference news)
Oct 09, 2009; TOKIO, Japan -- The following information was released by the office of the Prime Minister of Japan: (1) I warmly welcome the...