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
Japanese foreign minister
– prime minister of Japan
1947 constitution, to reorder the Japanese economy, and to make treaties with the Allied countries
1967- Died on October 20