Currently alive, at 77 years of age.
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1942 – Born on the 24th of May in Mizusawa, Iwate Prefecture.
Attended Keio University, majoring in Economics.
1969 – Elected to the Diet of Japan and becoming a strong supporter of Kakuei Tanaka and his faction.
1985-1987 – Served as Japanese Home Affairs Minister.
1989-1991 – Secretary-General of Liberal Democratic Party.
1993 – Co-founded Japan Renewal Party(also Shinseito).
1994-1995 – Founder and 1st Secretary-General of New Frontier Party.
1995 – Served as the leader of New Frontier Party.