Yasuo Fukuda

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Yasuo Fukuda
福田 康夫
Yasuo Fukuda - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2008 cropped.JPG
Fukuda at the 2008 Warld Economic Forum.
Prime Meenister o Japan
In office
26 September 2007 – 24 September 2008
Monarch Akihito
Precedit bi Shinzō Abe
Succeedit bi Taro Aso
Chief Cabinet Secretary
In office
October 2000 – 7 Mey 2004
Prime Meenister Yoshirō Mori
Junichiro Koizumi
Precedit bi Hidenao Nakagawa
Succeedit bi Hiroyuki Hosoda
Member o the Hoose o Representatives o the 4t Gunma Prefectur
In office
7 November 1996 – 16 November 2012
Precedit bi New constituency
Majority 118,517 (62.83%)
Personal details
Born (1936-07-16) 16 Julie 1936 (age 82)
Takasaki, Gunma, Japan
Poleetical pairty Liberal Democratic Pairty
Spoose(s) Kiyoko Fukuda
Alma mater Waseda Varsity

Yasuo Fukuda (福田 康夫, Fukuda Yasuo, born 16 Julie 1936) wis the 91st Prime Meenister o Japan, servin frae 2007 tae 2008. He wis previously the langest-servin Chief Cabinet Secretary in Japanese history, servin for three an a hauf years (2000–2004) unner Prime Meenisters Yoshirō Mori an Junichiro Koizumi.[1]

Follaein the resignation o Prime Meenister Shinzō Abe, Fukuda wis electit as Preses o the Liberal Democratic Pairty an acame Prime Meenister in September 2007. Fukuda wis the first son o an umwhile Japanese Prime Meenister (Takeo Fukuda) tae an aa tak up the post.

On 1 September 2008, Fukuda annoonced his resignation, triggerin anither LDP leadership election.[2] Altho Japan hostit the G8 summit meetin wioot mishap durin Fukuda's time in affice, he himself earned little or na credit frae ordinary Japanese, an when he resigned, he acame the first o the G8 leaders tae leave affice.[3]

He is a member o the Club de Madrid, a group o mair nor 80 umwhile Preses an Prime meenisters o democratic kintras, which wirks tae strengthen democratic leadership an govrenance.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Keiichi Yamamura and Sachiko Sakamaki, "Fukuda Challenges Aso in Race to Be Prime Minister", Bloomberg, 14 September 2007.
  2. Kato, Taku (1 September 2008). "Fukuda Resigns as Japan's Prime Minister Citing Gridlock". Bloomberg. Retrieved 1 September 2008. 
  3. "Get someone else," The Economist. 1 September 2008.
  4. "Former Heads of State and Government". Club de Madrid. Retrieved 12 January 2013.