Tarō Asō

Japanese politician
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In this Japanese name, the family name is Asō.

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.

Tarō Asō
麻生 太郎
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Deputy Prime Minister of Japan
Assumed office
26 December 2012
Prime MinisterShinzō Abe
Yoshihide Suga
Preceded byKatsuya Okada
Minister of Finance
Assumed office
26 December 2012
Prime MinisterShinzō Abe
Preceded byKoriki Jojima
59th Prime Minister of Japan
In office
24 September 2008 – 16 September 2009
Preceded byYasuo Fukuda
Succeeded byYukio Hatoyama
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
31 October 2005 – 27 August 2007
Prime MinisterJunichiro Koizumi
Shinzō 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
Minister of State for Economic and Financial Policy
In office
23 January 2001 – 26 April 2001
Prime MinisterYoshirō Mori
Preceded byFukushiro Nukaga
Succeeded byHeizō Takenaka
Director-General of the Economic Planning Agency
In office
7 November 1996 – 11 September 1997
Prime MinisterRyutaro Hashimoto
Preceded byShūsei Tanaka
Succeeded byKōji Omi
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
ConstituencyFukuoka 8th district
Personal details
麻生太郎 (Asō Tarō)

(1940-09-20) 20 September 1940 (age 80)
Iizuka, Fukuoka, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic
Spouse(s)Chikako Suzuki
RelativesNobuko, Princess Tomohito of Mikasa (sister)
Princess Akiko (niece)
Princess Yōko (niece)
EducationGakushuin University
Stanford University
London School of Economics
WebsiteOfficial website

Early life and educationEdit

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]



  • 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.


  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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