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Nakasone, Yasuhiro

(yä'so͝ohē`rō nä'käsō`nā), 1918–, Japanese political leader and prime minister (1982–87). He served in the Diet after 1946. A political ally of Kakuei TanakaTanaka, Kakuei
, 1918–93, Japanese political leader and prime minister (1972–74). Born to a poor rural family, he moved to Tokyo at the age of 15 and by 1937 had established his own construction firm.
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, Nakasone succeeded Zenko SuzukiSuzuki, Zenko,
1911–2004, Japanese politican. A founder of the ruling Liberal Democratic party (1955), he became prime minister on the death of Masayoshi Ohira (1980).
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 as prime minister. He increased Japan's military strength and established closer ties with the United States and with China. He resigned in 1987, and retired from the Diet in 2003.
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