Born: May 27, 1918 AD
Currently alive, at 97 years of age.
Categories: Prime Ministers
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.
1959 - He became a Minister of Science, under the government of Nobusuke,Kishi.
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.
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