Most famous political families in Japan and the U.S.

In a political family, several members are involved in politics. The Kennedy and the Bush are among famous political families in the U.S. whereas Japan has the Koizumi, Hatoyama, and so on. Below is the list of well-known political clans in Japan and the U.S.


The Clinton

Bill Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. His wife Hillary Clinton used to be a United States Senator for New York. Now she is the U.S Secretary of State serving in the administration of President Barack Obama.


Bill Clinton is considered to be the third youngest president in the American history


As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, became the first former First Lady to serve in a president\’s cabinet



The Bush

George H. W. Bush was the 41st President of the United States between 1989 and 1993. Bush is the father of George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. President and Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida. George W. Bush moved to the White House in 2001 and served in two terms till 2009.


Like father, like son


George H. W. Bush is the last president to have been a World War II veteran


The Kennedy

John F. Kennedy served as the 35th President of the United States from 1961 until he was assassinated in 1963. His younger brother U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy was killed by Sirhan in 1968. Edward Kennedy, another younger brother of John F. Kennedy, was a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and the member of the Democratic Party.


John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963)



John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Edward Kennedy


The Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was elected the 26th President of the United States (1901 – 1909). Theodore’s distant relative was Franklin D. Roosevelt who was voted to become the 32nd U.S. President. Franklin was in office from 1936 to 1945.


Theodore Roosevelt (1858 – 1919)


Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 –1945)


The Adams

John Adams took over the 2nd President of the United States between 1797 and 1801. His son John Quincy Adams then became the 6th U.S. President from March 4th, 1825 to March 4th, 1829.


John Adams (1735 – 1826)


The Hatoyama

Yukio Hatoyama, the Prime Minister of Japan (2009 – 2010), was born in a political family. His great grandfather Kazuo Hatoyama was speaker of the House of Representatives from 1896 to 1897 and then served as the president of Waseda University. Yukio’s grandfather was elected to be Prime Minister three times. Yukio’s father Iichiro Hatoyama was former Foreign Minister.


Yukio Hatoyama was born in “Japan\’s Kennedy family”


The Koizumi

Matajiro Koizumi used to serve as the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications in Japan. His grandson Junichiro Koizumi was in charge of Prime Minister of Japan from 2001 to 2006. Junichiro’s second son, Shinjiro Koizumi, is also a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party.


Junichiro Koizumi is the only Prime Minister to have served more than five years in office since 1972


Shinjiro Koizumi is the second son of former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi


The Fukuda

Takeo Fukuda was a Japanese politician and the 42nd Prime Minister of Japan between 1976 and 1978. His son Yasuo Fukuda served as the 58th Prime Minister of Japan from 1007 to 2008.


Takeo Fukuda retired from politics in 1990 and died in 1995


Yasuo Fukuda was the first son of a former Japanese Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda


The Abe

Shinzo Abe served as Prime Minister for twelve months before resigning in 2007. His grandfather Nobusuke Kishi was a Japanese politician and the 56th and 57th Prime Minister of Japan. Kishi is the elder brother of Eisaku Sato, Prime Minister of Japan (1964-1972). Sato was the longest continual serving prime minister in the history of Japan.


Shinzo Abe was the 57th Prime Minister of Japan


The Aso

Taro Aso was the 59th Prime Minister of Japan from 2008 to 2009. His ancestor Toshimichi Okubo is regarded to be one of the main founders of modern Japan.


Taro Aso has served in the House of Representatives since 1979


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