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Fukuda Takeo

 

Born Jan. 14, 1905, in Gumma Prefecture. Japanese political figure and statesman.

The son of a wealthy landowner, Fukuda was educated at law at Tokyo University, graduating in 1929. He then worked in the Ministry of Finance for over 20 years. In 1952 he became a member of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of Japan’s national Diet. Fukuda held a succession of government posts, serving as minister of agriculture and forestry (1959–60), minister of finance (1965–66, 1968–71, 1973–74), minister of foreign affairs (1971–72), and deputy prime minister (1974–76). He helped form the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in 1955. Fukuda held a number of responsible party posts and twice served as secretary-general of the LDP (1959, 1966–68). From December 1976 to December 1978 he was chairman of the LDP and prime minister of Japan.

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When the Japanese Red Army hijacked a Japan Airlines flight to Dhaka Airport in Bangladesh in 1977, Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda not only paid the $6 million ransom; he also resorted to the "extralegal measure" of handing over imprisoned members of the faction.
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In 1970, he was hired as a secretary to Takeo Fukuda, who was Minister of Finance at the time and would go on to become Prime Minister in 1976.
From this point Mr Johnson then focuses on the opposition attempts at coalition and 'crisis exploitation' in the two key periods, 1970-76 and 1977-86, when five Sori-daijin, Eisaku Sato, Kakuei Tanaka, Takeo Miki, Takeo Fukuda and Masayoshi Ohira, managed, with varying skills, to outmanoeuvre the fragile alliances.
It will be the first time in around 36 years for a Japanese prime minister to visit the country, after then premier Takeo Fukuda traveled there in August 1977.
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C[pounds sterling]Exceeding the 1 million production mark for Swift is another feather in the cap for Suzuki,C[yen] said Takeo Fukuda, Deputy Staff Manager, Middle East & Africa, Marketing Group (Automobile), SMC.