Yasuhiro Nakasone

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Yasuhiro Nakasone
中曾根 康弘
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Prime Minister of Japan
In office
27 November 1982 – 6 November 1987
MonarchShōwa
Preceded byZenko Suzuki
Succeeded byNoboru Takeshita
Personal details
Born (1918-05-27) 27 May 1918 (age 101)
Takasaki, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
ChildrenHirofumi Nakasone
Alma materTokyo Imperial University
Signature
Military service
Branch/serviceImperial Japanese Navy
Years of service1941-1945
RankLieutenant-Commander

Yasuhiro Nakasone (中曽根 康弘, Nakasone Yasuhiro, born 27 May 1918)[1] is a Japanese politician. He was Prime Minister of Japan from 27 November 1982 to 6 November 1987. Nakasone was a friend of Brian Mulroney, Ronald Reagan, Helmut Kohl, François Mitterrand, Margaret Thatcher, and Mikhail Gorbachev.

He is best known for pushing through the privatization of state-owned companies, and for helping to revitalize Japanese nationalism during and after his term as prime minister. Nakasone is currently the oldest living Japanese prime minister. He turned 100 on 27 May 2018.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Japan Times, 24 October 2003: "Single-seat constituencies offer refuge for LDP elders who refuse to retire"".
  2. http://www.the-japan-news.com/news/article/0004469288

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Yasuhiro Nakasone at Wikimedia Commons

  • Hood, Christopher P. (2001). Japanese Education Reform: Nakasone's Legacy. London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-23283-X.