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Noboru Takeshita

Prime Minister of Japan

Died when: 76 years 114 days (915 months)
Star Sign: Pisces

 

Noboru Takeshita

Noboru Takeshita (竹下 登, Takeshita Noboru, 26 February 1924 – 19 June 2000) was a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 1987 to 1989 during the bubble economy.

Takeshita led the largest faction at the time in the Liberal Democratic Party, which he inherited from Kakuei Tanaka, from the 1980s until his death in 2000.

He was dubbed the "last shadow shogun" for his behind-the-scenes influence in Japanese politics.He was the last prime minister to serve during the long rule of Emperor Hirohito.


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