Takashi Hara

Morioka City

Central Iwate

Born in Morioka City. A politician who created the basis of party politics. He entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the care of Kaoru Inoue, became Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs at the age of 40, and became Minister to Korea at the age of 42. He later founded the Rikken Seiyukai with Hirobumi Ito and others, and became the president of the Seiyukai in 1919. In 1919, he became the 19th Prime Minister. He was Japan's first prime minister without a title, and as a result, the clan government since the Meiji era was transformed into party politics, and Hara was called ``commoner prime minister.'' On November 4, 1920, he was killed by a young man's knife at Tokyo Station.

4-38-25 Motomiya, Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture 020-0866
Business Hours
9:00-17:00 (last reception 16:30)
Every Monday, year-end and New Year holidays
Adults 200 yen, elementary and junior high school students 50 yen
Takashi Hara Memorial Hall
Phone number 019-636-1192
FAX number 019-636-1185

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