Yasuhiro Nakasone

Japanese politician (1918-2019)

Yasuhiro Nakasone (中曽根 康弘, Nakasone Yasuhiro, 27 May 1918 – 29 November 2019)[1] was 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.

Yasuhiro Nakasone
中曾根 康弘
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Prime Minister of Japan
In office
27 November 1982 – 6 November 1987
Preceded byZenko Suzuki
Succeeded byNoboru Takeshita
Personal details
Born(1918-05-27)27 May 1918
Takasaki, Japan
Died29 November 2019(2019-11-29) (aged 101)
Tokyo, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
ChildrenHirofumi Nakasone
Alma materTokyo Imperial University
Military service
Branch/serviceImperial Japanese Navy
Years of service1941-1945

He was 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 was the oldest living Japanese prime minister. He turned 100 on 27 May 2018.[2]

Nakasone died at Tokyo hospital on 29 November 2019 at the age of 101 years and 186 days.[3]


  1. "The Japan Times, 24 October 2003: "Single-seat constituencies offer refuge for LDP elders who refuse to retire"".
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-05-30. Retrieved 2018-06-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. Ex-Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone dies at 101

Other websitesEdit

  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.