Michio Watanabe (July 28, 1923 – September 15, 1995) was a Japanese political figure. He was born in Ōtawara, Tochigi and graduated from the Tokyo College of Commerce (now Hitotsubashi University) in 1942. He worked as a reporter for the Yomiuri Shimbun, a certified tax accountant, and a member of Tochigi prefectural assembly before serving as a member of House of Representatives of Japan. He was ... more »
''People with high ideals don't necessarily make good politicians. If clean politics is so important, we should leave the job to scientists and the clergy.''Michio Watanabe (b. 1923), Japanese Liberal Democratic politician. Quoted in Newsweek (New York, June 12, 1989).