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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.
Depute Prime Meenister o Japan
Assumed office
26 December 2012
Prime MeenisterShinzō Abe
Precedit biKatsuya Okada
Meenister o Finance
Assumed office
26 December 2012
Prime MeenisterShinzō Abe
Precedit biKoriki Jojima
Prime Meenister o Japan
In office
24 September 2008 – 16 September 2009
MonarchAkihito
Precedit biYasuo Fukuda
Succeedit biYukio Hatoyama
Meenister for Foreign Affairs
In office
31 October 2005 – 27 August 2007
Prime MeenisterJunichiro Koizumi
Shinzō Abe
Precedit biNobutaka Machimura
Succeedit biNobutaka Machimura
Meenister for Internal Affairs an Communications
In office
22 September 2003 – 31 October 2005
Prime MeenisterJunichiro Koizumi
Precedit biToranosuke Katayama
Succeedit biHeizō Takenaka
Meenister for Economic Policy
In office
23 Januar 2001 – 26 Aprile 2001
Prime MeenisterYoshirō Mori
Precedit biFukushiro Nukaga
Succeedit biHeizo Takenaka
Director General o the Economic Plannin Agency
In office
7 November 1996 – 11 September 1997
Prime MeenisterRyutaro Hashimoto
Precedit biShūsei Tanaka
Succeedit biKoji Omi
Member o the Hoose o Representatives
Assumed office
1979
ConstituencyFukuoka 8t destrict
Majority146,712 (68.4%)
Personal details
Born (1940-09-20) 20 September 1940 (age 79)
Iizuka, Fukuoka, Japan
Poleetical pairtyLiberal Democratic Pairty
Spoose(s)Chikako Suzuki
RelationsSee: Faimily tree
BairnsMasahiro
Ayako
Alma materGakushuin Varsity
Stanford Varsity
Lunnon Schuil o Economics
ReligionRoman Catholicism
WabsteidWabsteid

Tarō Asō (麻生 太郎, Asō Tarō, born 20 September 1940) is a Japanese politeecian, currently the Depute 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 veectory in the 2012 general election unner Shinzō Abe he wis appyntit tae the cabinet as Depute 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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