Currently alive, at 99 years of age.
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1918 – Born on the 27th of May in Gunma Prefecture,Japan.
1946 – He entered the Diet of Japan as a member of the House of Representatives.
1952 – He gained brief notoriety, for blaming Emperor Hirohito for Japan’s defeat in the war.
1982 – He improved Japan’s relations with the USSR and the People’s Republic of China.
1985 – He became the first Japanese prime minister to visit Yasukini Shrine.
1986 – He congratulated the US, on its economic success despite the presence of "problematic" minorities.
2003 – He was not given a place on the LDP’s electoral list.