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Yoshida, Shigeru

Born: 1878 AD
Died: 1967 AD

1878- Born on September 22

-Japan’s most important prime minister immediately following World War II.

-He received a law degree from Tokyo Imperial University and later served as ambassador to Italy (1930-32) and to Britain (1936-39).

-Yoshida tried to negotiate a surrender with the allies but was imprisoned for two months.

-He served as foreign minister under two prime minister and leader of the Liberal party.

-He became prime minister and held the post for most of the time until 1954.

-With backing of U.S. occupation forces, Prime Minister Yoshida assumed extraordinary powers to implement the


1945-1947, 1948-1954

Japanese foreign minister 


1946-1947, 1948-1954

– prime minister of Japan 


1947 constitution, to reorder the Japanese economy, and to make treaties with the Allied countries

1967- Died on October 20