Yasuo Fukuda (福田康夫) was Prime Minister of Japan, 2007-2008. He was born on July 16, 1936 in Japan. He was preceded by Shinzo Abe. He hosted the G8 meeting in Hokkaido in July 2008, but resigned on September 1 2008, due to low approval ratings and political deadlock. He was succeeded by Taro Aso.