Aiichirō Fujiyama

Aiichirō Fujiyama (藤山 愛一郎, Fujiyama Aiichirō, May 22, 1897 – February 22, 1985) was a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party and business executive.

Aiichirō Fujiyama
藤山 愛一郎
Director of the Economic Planning Agency
In office
3 June 1965  4 November 1966
Prime MinisterEisaku Satō
Preceded byMamoru Takahashi
Succeeded byEisaku Satō (acting)
In office
18 July 1961  6 July 1962
Prime MinisterHayato Ikeda
Preceded byHisatsune Sakomizu
Succeeded byHayato Ikeda (acting)
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
July 10, 1957  July 19, 1960
Prime MinisterNobusuke Kishi
Preceded byNobusuke Kishi
Succeeded byZentaro Kosaka
Chairman of Japan Airlines
In office
August 1951  September 1953
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byKunizō Hara
Personal details
Born(1897-05-22)May 22, 1897
Tokyo, Japan
DiedFebruary 22, 1985(1985-02-22) (aged 87)
Tokyo, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
Alma materKeio University (Incomplete)

A business executive who symbolized "big business" in Japan as president of Dai Nippon Sugar Manufacturing Co. and executive officer of Nitto Chemical Industry Co., he used his influence to bring about the fall of Prime Minister Hideki Tōjō in 1944.

After Japan's World War II surrender, Fujiyama was imprisoned without a trial for three years, having been accused of "war crimes". After his release he represented Japan at the 1951 UNESCO meeting in Paris.

Fujiyama was elected to Parliament in 1957 and was reelected five times. As Japan's foreign minister (1957–60) he headed Japan's first delegation to the United Nations (1957), helped revise the U.S.–Japan Security Treaty (1960), and promoted the restoration of diplomatic relations between Japan and China. He also served as director of Japan's Economic Planning Agency.

Political offices
Preceded by
Nobusuke Kishi
Minister for Foreign Affairs
19571960
Succeeded by
Zentaro Kosaka
Preceded by
Hisatsune Sakomizu
Director of the Economic Planning Agency
19611962
Succeeded by
Hayato Ikeda
Acting
Preceded by
Mamoru Takahashi
Director of the Economic Planning Agency
19651966
Succeeded by
Eisaku Satō
Acting
Party political offices
Preceded by
Munenori Akagi
Chairman of the General Council of the Liberal Democratic Party
19631964
Succeeded by
Umekichi Nakamura
Business positions
Preceded by
Yoshiaki Hatta
Chairman of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
19411946
Succeeded by
Ryutaro Takahashi
Preceded by
Shinsuke Asao
Chairman of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives
19511952
Succeeded by
Masamichi Yamagiwa
New title Chairman of Japan Airlines
19511953
Succeeded by
Kunizō Hara
Preceded by
Ryutaro Takahashi
Chairman of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
19511957
Succeeded by
Tadashi Adachi
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Ryutaro Takahashi
President of the Community Chest of Tokyo
19521957
Succeeded by
Tadashi Adachi
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