Sōsuke Uno

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Sōsuke Uno
宇野 宗佑
Prime Minister of Japan
In office
3 June 1989 – 10 August 1989
Preceded byNoboru Takeshita
Succeeded byToshiki Kaifu
Personal details
Born(1922-08-27)27 August 1922
Moriyama, Shiga, Japan
Died19 May 1998(1998-05-19) (aged 75)
Moriyama, Shiga, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
Alma materKobe University of Commerce

Sōsuke Uno (宇野 宗佑, Uno Sōsuke, 27 August 1922 – 19 May 1998) was a Japanese politician. He was the 75th Prime Minister of Japan from 3 June 1989 to 10 August 1989.

Uno's main action as prime minister was to increase consumption tax, which caused an uproar among many voters and led to the Japan Socialist Party's victory in the Tokyo metropolitan legislative election of 1989. Uno's government was also hurt his actions. It was also effected from the Recruit Scandal of 1988. Uno assumed office on 3 June 1989. He would soon resign two months later because of a sex scandal accusation.

Uno died on 19 May 1998 in Moriyama, Shiga, Japan from pneumonia, aged 75.

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