Not much is known about Minamoto's early days. He was a native Japanese who very quickly involved himself in the politics and the military of the world. By June of 2009 Minamoto was elevate to the post of Public Relations Secretary and was tasked with informing the citizens and getting them involved in the Japanese community. Minamoto used the the newly founded government newspaper, Nihon no Koe, to achieve these goals.
In early July 2009, the Indonesian government approached Japan about loaning Kyushu to them. Minamoto strongly opposed this deal, resigning from his post as Secretary of Public Relations when it was approved. Thinking that the government was responsible, he launched a bid for President of Japan for the August elections.
President Term August 2009
Minamoto campaigned mainly on a platform of government transparency and renewal. Things looked dire as Minamoto could not secure himself one of the top 5 parties to support him. Without so, he risked not being able to run. Controversially, Minamoto gained the support of the Korean National Party led by smily132, a party that had exploded in growth in late July 2009, absorbing almost all of the former North Koreans refugees--pro-USA hardliners who also opposed the Japanese lease of Kyushu to Indonesia. On August 5th, 2009, Yoritomo Minamoto was elected President of Japan by a 59% - 41% split.
Policies pursued under his first term included an expansion of the previously underfunded Japanese Imperial Army (JIA). On August 6th, 2009, Minamoto appointed KITA Ikki as Minister of Defense, after he promised to be the "most active and visible member of the cabinet." Prominent writer Reiji Mitsurugi became Minister of Interior. The Sempai-Kouhai program was also created during this term. Minamoto also chose Yusuke to replace Akki as Minister of Finance. Former Finnish resident Lauri Mursu served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and focused on maintaining relations with the old PEACE alliance, quelling alliance concerns that Japan had been "PTOed." Near the end of August, the South Korean community, long part of Japan in the Jasko Union, decided to try for independence with the blessing of the Japanese government.
President Term September 2009
Campaigning on continuing the current policies as well as supporting an independent South Korea, Minamoto was re-elected President by a 63% - 37% split. His second term began almost immediately with the Theocratic War, when Theocrats expelled from their bases in Europe sought to establish their own totalitarian state in a newly independent South Korea. The war ended with the successful creation of a Theocratic-dominated South Korea, and the standoff between the two countries created tension across the Sea of Japan, a propaganda war, but no active hostilities. The only major change in cabinet was the replacement of Lauri Mursu with Sophia Forrester and the creation of the Office of Immigration, headed by Secretary Dokomo.
However, Minamoto's activity as president had begun to wane and in the end, he decided not to seek a third term in the October elections, with time being the main concern.
He died about a month later.