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Eisaku Satō

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Eisaku Satō
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Prime Minister of Japan
In office
9 November 1964 – 7 July 1972
MonarchShōwa
Preceded byHayato Ikeda
Succeeded byKakuei Tanaka
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
23 January 1949 – 3 June 1975
ConstituencyYamaguchi 2nd
Personal details
Born(1901-03-27)27 March 1901
Tabuse, Yamaguchi, Japan
Died3 June 1975(1975-06-03) (aged 74)
Tokyo, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party (1955–1975)
Other political
affiliations
Liberal Party (1949–1955)
Spouse(s)
Hiroko Satō (m. 1926)
Children2
Alma materTokyo Imperial University
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Eisaku Satō (27 March 1901 – 3 June 1975)[1] was a Japanese politician and the 39th Prime Minister of Japan. He was first elected in December 1964.[1] He was the first Prime Minister to have been born in the 20th century. Satō shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Seán MacBride in 1974. He received the award for representing the Japanese people's will for peace, and for signing the nuclear weapons Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1970.[2]

Satō was born in Tabuse in Yamaguchi Prefecture. He suffered a stroke on May 23, 1975 and fell into a deep coma.[3] He died on 3 June 1975 a Tokyo hospital.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Eisaku Sato – Biographical". Nobel Media AB. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  2. "Eisaku Sato". Nobel Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Institute. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  3. UPI (23 May 1975). "Sato taken to Hospital after a Stroke". The Chicago Tribune, p. 8. Retrieved 17 December 2015.[permanent dead link]
  4. ALBIN KREBS (3 June 1975). "Eisaku Sato, Ex-Premier of Japan, Dies at 74; Shared Nobel Peace Prize in 1974 for Efforts in Asia". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 December 2015.

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