Hirofumi Hirano
平野 博文
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Hirano in Kadena Air Base on January 9, 2010.
Chief Cabinet Secretary
In office
16 September 2009 – 8 June 2010
Prime MinisterYukio Hatoyama
Preceded byTakeo Kawamura
Succeeded byYoshito Sengoku
Personal details
Born (1949-03-19) March 19, 1949 (age 73)
Katsuragi, Wakayama, Japan
Alma materChuo University

Hirofumi Hirano (平野 博文, Hirano Hirofumi, born March 19, 1949) is a Japanese politician of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and a former member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). He is a native of Katsuragi, Wakayama and he started working for Panasonic Corporation in 1971 after graduating from Chuo University. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1996 as an independent. He was the Chief Cabinet Secretary in the Yukio Hatoyama administration. He represented the 11th District of Osaka Prefecture from 1996 until 2012, and again from 2014 to 2021.


Political offices Preceded byTakeo Kawamura Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan 2009–2010 Succeeded byYoshito Sengoku Preceded byMizuho Fukushima Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food Safety(acting) 2010 Succeeded bySatoshi Arai Minister of State for Social Affairs and Gender Equality(acting) 2010 Succeeded byKōichirō Genba House of Representatives of Japan New constituency Representative for Osaka's 11th district 1996–2021 Succeeded byHiroshi Nakatsuka