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Kaifu, Toshiki

(tō`shēkē kī`fo͞o), 1931–, Japanese politician. A graduate of the law faculty at Waseda Univ., Kaifu ran successfully for parliament in 1954. A member of the Liberal Democratic party (LDP), he served twice as education minister before rising to lead the party after the resignations of Noburu TakeshitaTakeshita, Noboru
, 1924–2000, Japanese politician, b. Kakeya. The son of a sake brewer, he was first elected to parliament in 1958 and served as chief cabinet secretary, construction minister, and finance minister (1979–80, 1982–86).
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 and Sosuke Uno as a result of financial and other scandals. Although Kaifu became prime minister in 1989, his faction was too small to effectively wield power for very long. He resigned in 1991 and was replaced by Kiichi MiyazawaMiyazawa, Kiichi
, 1919–2007, Japanese politician, b. Fukuyama. A member of an eminent political family, he graduated from Tokyo Univ. and served in the finance ministry during the Allied occupation.
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. In 1994 he quit the LDP and later became head of the newly founded Shinshinto (New Frontier party), a conservative reform party. He resigned as party leader in 1995.
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Former Premier William Lai met with three of Japan's former prime ministers on Friday (May 10) - Yoshihiko Noda, Yoshiro Mori and Toshiki Kaifu - during his trip to the country.
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Several Japanese VIPs have visited Sri Lanka throughout the years: Prince Mikasa in 1956 to attend the Buddha Jayanthi Celebrations; Prime Minister Kishi Shinsuke in 1957; Their Majesties Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess in 1981 on behalf of His Majesty Emperor Hirohitho; Foreign Minister Kuranari Tadashi in 1987; Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu in 1990 and Prince and Princess Akishino in 1992.
presidents such as Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George Bush, who in 1990 had a dinner there with Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu.
President George Bush had strongly urged Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu to send Japan's Self-Defense Forces to join U.S.-led multinational forces in the wake of the Gulf crisis.
Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu offered his mediation on Kashmir between India and Pakistan in 1990.
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Even during the Gulf War, Japan limited its responsibilities to a financial contribution when Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu offered $13 billion, also with a five-month delay.
Hiranuma and former Foreign Minister Yohei Kono also lobbied with the Kuwaiti government since late last year, and former Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu followed up with the lobbying effort in February with a visit to Kuwait on the 10th anniversary of the Persian Gulf war.