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Tarō Asō
麻生 太郎
Taro Aso in World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos (cropped).jpg
Asō at the 2009 Warld Economic Forum.
Deputy Prime Meenister o Japan
Incumbent
Assumed office
26 December 2012
Prime Meenister Shinzō Abe
Precedit bi Katsuya Okada
Meenister o Finance
Incumbent
Assumed office
26 December 2012
Prime Meenister Shinzō Abe
Precedit bi Koriki Jojima
Prime Meenister o Japan
In office
24 September 2008 – 16 September 2009
Monarch Akihito
Precedit bi Yasuo Fukuda
Succeeded by Yukio Hatoyama
Meenister for Foreign Affairs
In office
31 October 2005 – 27 August 2007
Prime Meenister Junichiro Koizumi
Shinzō Abe
Precedit bi Nobutaka Machimura
Succeeded by Nobutaka Machimura
Meenister for Internal Affairs an Communications
In office
22 September 2003 – 31 October 2005
Prime Meenister Junichiro Koizumi
Precedit bi Toranosuke Katayama
Succeeded by Heizō Takenaka
Meenister for Economic Policy
In office
23 Januar 2001 – 26 Aprile 2001
Prime Meenister Yoshirō Mori
Precedit bi Fukushiro Nukaga
Succeeded by Heizo Takenaka
Director General o the Economic Plannin Agency
In office
7 November 1996 – 11 September 1997
Prime Meenister Ryutaro Hashimoto
Precedit bi Shūsei Tanaka
Succeeded by Koji Omi
Member o the Hoose o Representatives
Incumbent
Assumed office
1979
Constituency Fukuoka 8t destrict
Majority 146,712 (68.4%)
Personal details
Born 20 September 1940 (1940-09-20) (age 74)
Iizuka, Fukuoka, Japan
Poleetical pairty Liberal Democratic Pairty
Spoose(s) Chikako Suzuki
Relations See: Faimily tree
Childer Masahiro
Ayako
Alma mater Gakushuin Varsity
Stanford Varsity
Lunnon Schuil o Economics
Releegion Roman Catholicism
Wabsteid Wabsteid

Tarō Asō (麻生 太郎 Asō Tarō?, born 20 September 1940) is a Japanese politeecian, currently the Deputy Prime Meenister an Meenister o Finance. Asō wis the 92nt Prime Meenister o Japan servin frae September 2008 tae September 2009, an wis defeatit in the August 2009 election.

He haes served in the Hoose o Representatives syne 1979. He wis Meenister for Foreign Affairs frae 2005 tae 2007, an wis Secretar-General[1] o the Liberal Democratic Pairty (LDP) briefly in 2007 an in 2008. He wis Preses[1] o the LDP frae 2008 tae 2009. His successor, Sadakazu Tanigaki, wis chosen on 28 September 2009.

Efter the LDP's victory in the 2012 general election unner Shinzō Abe he wis appyntit tae the cabinet as Deputy Prime Meenister, Meenister o Finance, an State Meenister for Financial Services. He haes held the poseetions syne 26 December 2012.[2]

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