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Keizo Obuchi
Keizo Obuchi

Keizo Obuchi (小渕恵三; Obuchi Keizō June 25, 1937May 14, 2000) was a Japanese politician and the 84th Prime Minister of Japan from July 30, 1998 to April 5, 2000. Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links 84_ObuchiK.jpg Keizo Obuchi(1937-2000) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links 84_ObuchiK.jpg Keizo Obuchi(1937-2000) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Jump to: navigation, search June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... The Prime Minister of Japan (内閣総理大臣 Naikaku sōri daijin) is the English political nomenclature of the head of government of Japan. ... July 30 is the 211th day (212th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 154 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Jump to: navigation, search April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ...


He was born in Nakanojo Town, Gunma Prefecture. At the age of 13, he transferred to a private middle school in Tokyo, and lived in the city for the rest of his life. In 1958, he enrolled at Waseda University as an English literature major, in hopes of becoming a writer. When his father died that same year, he decided to follow in the old man's footsteps, so he changed his major to political science and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in 1962. Nakanojō (中之条町; -machi) is a town located in Agatsuma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Gunma Prefecture (or Gumma) (群馬県; Gunma-ken) is located in the Kanto region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Waseda University (早稲田大学 Waseda Daigaku; or 早大 Sōdai for short) is one of the two most prestigious private universities in Japan (the other is Keio University). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Politics Series Politics Politics Portal Politics by country Political campaigns Political science Political philosophy Related topics Ideology Democracy Democracy Representative democracy History of democracy Referenda Liberal democracy Representation Voting Voting systems Elections Elections Elections by country Elections by calendar Political parties Political party Parties by country Parties by name... Jump to: navigation, search 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


He briefly started graduate studies at Waseda, but decided that he would learn much more about the world if he went travelling, so between January and September 1963, he visited thirty-eight countries, completely circumnavigating the globe and taking odd jobs as he went. While in the United States, he met Robert F. Kennedy by walking into the attorney general's office. Jump to: navigation, search 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... . Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy, also called RFK (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968) was one of two younger brothers of President John F. Kennedy, and was appointed by his brother as Attorney General for his administration. ...


That November, inspired by his talk with Kennedy, he ran for the House of Representatives and was elected, making him the youngest legislator in Japanese history at 26 years of age. In 1979, he became the director of the prime minister's office and director of the Okinawa Development Agency, his first cabinet post. He served there for eight years before becoming Chief Cabinet Secretary in 1987. He became famous two years later, upon the death of Emperor Hirohito, when he publicly announced the new era name "Heisei" for the new emperor Akihito. The House of Representatives (衆議院; Shugi-in) is the lower house of the Diet of Japan. ... Jump to: navigation, search This page refers to the year 1979. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Hirohito (April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989) was the 124th Emperor of Japan who reigned from 1926 to 1989. ... Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. ... History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period – Kofun period – Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period – Nanban contacts Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period – Japanese expansionism – Occupied Japan – Post-Occupation Japan Heisei Heisei (平成) is the current era name in Japan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Emperor Akihito Emperor Akihito (Japanese: 明仁) (born December 23, 1933) is the current Emperor (天皇, tennō) of Japan and the 125th according to the traditional order of succession. ...


In 1991, he became secretary general of the LDP, and in 1994 became its vice president. In 1997, Ryutaro Hashimoto appointed Obuchi as Minister of Foreign Affairs, where he shone in negotiations with Russia over Japanese claims in the Kuril Islands, as well as negotiations over the unification of Korea. Jump to: navigation, search 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ryūtarō Hashimoto (橋本龍太郎 Hashimoto Ryūtarō, Born July 29, 1937) is a Japanese politician and was the 82nd and 83rd Prime Minister of Japan from January 11, 1996 to July 30, 1998. ... For the political history of the sovereignty conflict, see Kuril Islands dispute. ... Jump to: navigation, search Korea (Hangul: 한국, Hanguk, used by South Korea; ì¡°ì„ , Joseon, used by North Korea) refers to South Korea (Republic of Korea) and North Korea (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea) together, which were a unified country until 1945. ...


In 1998, Obuchi's time came: he became prime minister in the LDP's election. During his term, he was focused on two major issues: signing a peace treaty with Russia, and reviving the Japanese economy. His solution to the latter was to increase public spending, which briefly slowed the recession but ultimately did very little to turn it around. His Russia policy also eluded implementation before his death. Jump to: navigation, search 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Obuchi was known in Japan as gakeppuchi Obuchi (崖っぷち小渕) "Obuchi on the brink," because of the precarious state of Japan's economy.


Obuchi suffered a stroke on April 1, 2000 and slipped into a coma at Tokyo's Juntendo University Hospital. He was replaced by Yoshiro Mori on April 5, and died on May 14 at the age of 62. Jump to: navigation, search A stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is suddenly interrupted by occlusion (called an ischemic stroke -- approximately 90% of strokes), by hemorrhage (called a hemorrhagic stroke -- about 10% of strokes) or other causes. ... Jump to: navigation, search April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Yoshiro Mori Yoshiro Mori (森 喜朗 Mori Yoshirō, born July 14, 1937) was the 85th and 86th Prime Minister of Japan from April 5, 2000 to April 26, 2001. ... Jump to: navigation, search April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ...

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Keizo Obuchi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (597 words)
In 1997, Ryutaro Hashimoto appointed Obuchi as Minister of Foreign Affairs, where he shone in negotiations with Russia over Japanese claims in the Kuril Islands, as well as negotiations over the unification of Korea.
Obuchi suffered a stroke on April 1, 2000 and slipped into a coma at Tokyo's Juntendo University Hospital.
He was replaced by Yoshiro Mori on April 5, and died on May 14 at the age of 62.
Obuchi, Keizo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (182 words)
The son of a silk manufacturer and politician, Obuchi graduated from Waseda Univ. in 1962 and in 1963 was elected to the parliament seat once held by his late father.
A member of the Liberal Democratic party (LDP), Obuchi rose within it to become leader of the largest party faction by 1992.
In Apr., 2000, after being incapacitated by a stroke, Obuchi was replaced as prime minister by Yoshiro Mori.
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