|Prime Minister of Japan|
30 July 1998 – 5 April 2000
|Preceded by||Ryutaro Hashimoto|
|Succeeded by||Mikio Aoki (Acting)|
25 June 1937|
|Died||14 May 2000
|Political party||Liberal Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Waseda University|
Keizō Obuchi (小渕 恵三 Obuchi Keizō , 25 June 1937 – 14 May 2000) was a Japanese politician. He served in the House of Representatives for twelve terms. He became the 84th Prime Minister of Japan from 30 July 1998 to 5 April 2000. His political career ended when he suffered a serious stroke and slipped into a coma.
Obuchi died on 14 May 2000 at the age of 62 in Tokyo from complications of a stroke.
References[change | change source]
- Ikegami, Akira (27 January 2014). "現代日本の足跡に学ぶ（14） 成長へ 好循環つかめるか". 日本経済新聞. http://www.nikkei.com/paper/article/?ng=DGKDZO65878040V20C14A1TCP000. Retrieved 27 January 2014. "小渕恵三首相は金融システムを安定させるため、金融機関の自己資本増強に取り組みました。景気対策となる公共事業拡大のため国債発行を増やしました。大きな借金を抱えるようになったのはこの頃からです。"