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.