1924 - Born on the 29th of April.
1986 - He led a major Liberal Democratic Party faction.
- He became Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Minister of Trade.
- He was Minister of Foreign Affairs within the Government of Yasuhiro Nakasone in July.
1987 - He was a top contender to succeed Nakasone as Prime Minister.
1988 - His chances of becoming Prime Minister sometime in a near future were again thwarted when his
name became associated with the Recruit-Cosmos insider-trading stock scandal.
- He was forced by Takeshita to resign as the party General Secretary in December.
1991 - He died on the 15th of May.
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