Tarō Asō

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Asō.

Tarō Asō
麻生 太郎
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Prime Minister of Japan
In office
24 September 2008 – 16 September 2009
MonarchAkihito
Preceded byYasuo Fukuda
Succeeded byYukio Hatoyama
Vice President of the Liberal Democratic Party
Assumed office
4 October 2021
PresidentFumio Kishida
Secretary-GeneralAkira Amari
Preceded byMasahiko Kōmura
Deputy Prime Minister of Japan
In office
26 December 2012 – 4 October 2021
Prime MinisterShinzo Abe
Yoshihide Suga
Preceded byKatsuya Okada
Succeeded byVacant
Minister of Finance
In office
26 December 2012 – 4 October 2021
Prime MinisterShinzo Abe
Yoshihide Suga
Preceded byKoriki Jojima
Succeeded byShunichi Suzuki
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
31 October 2005 – 27 August 2007
Prime MinisterJunichiro Koizumi
Shinzo Abe
Preceded byNobutaka Machimura
Succeeded byNobutaka Machimura
Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
In office
22 September 2003 – 31 October 2005
Prime MinisterJunichiro Koizumi
Preceded byToranosuke Katayama
Succeeded byHeizō Takenaka
Member of the House of Representatives
for Fukuoka 8th District
Assumed office
20 October 1996
Preceded byConstituency established
Member of the House of Representatives
for Fukuoka 2th District
Medium-size Election District
In office
7 October 1979 – 28 November 1983
Preceded byAsao Mihara
Succeeded byToshio Ohashi
In office
8 July 1986 – 20 October 1996
Preceded byShinnen Tagaya
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born
麻生太郎 (Asō Tarō)

(1940-09-20) 20 September 1940 (age 81)
Iizuka, Fukuoka, Empire of Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic
Spouse(s)Chikako Suzuki
Children2
RelativesNobuko, Princess Tomohito of Mikasa (sister)
Princess Akiko (niece)
Princess Yōko (niece)
EducationGakushuin University
Stanford University
London School of Economics
ReligionCatholic (Christian Name: Francisco)
WebsiteOfficial website

Tarō Asō (麻生 太郎, Asō Tarō, born 20 September 1940) is a Japanese politician. He is a member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. He was the 92nd Prime Minister of Japan. He is from Iizuka, Fukuoka.

Early life and education[change | change source]

Asō, a Roman Catholic, was born in Iizuka in Fukuoka Prefecture on 20 September 1940.[1]

Asō graduated from the Faculty of Politics and Economics at Gakushuin University,[2] and the London School of Economics.[3]

Honours[change | change source]

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Takashi Hirose (広瀬隆); 『私物国家 日本の黒幕の系図』 Tokyo:Kobunsha (1997) Genealogy14
  • Aso, Taro (2007). 自由と繁栄の弧. Tokyo: Gentosha. ISBN 978-4-344-41197-5.
  • Aso, Taro (2007). とてつもない日本. Tokyo: Shinchosha. ISBN 978-4-10-610217-2.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Japanese foreign minister to announce bid to replace Koizumi", Forbes, 20 August 2006. Archived 22 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. name="ReferenceA">japan.kantei.go.jp/97_abe/meibo/daijin/1208723_10042.html
  3. Ashcraft, Brian (10 October 2010). "Former Prime Minister Wants Japanese Youth To Drink Cute Booze". Kotaku. Retrieved 19 January 2018.

Other websites[change | change source]