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Nakasone, Yasuhiro

(yä'so͝ohē`rō nä'käsō`nā), 1918–2019, 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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 and a member of the Liberal Democratic partyLiberal Democratic party
(LDP), Japanese political party. It began as the conservative Liberal party, which, under Shigeru Yoshida, became the dominant political force in Japan following World War II. In 1955 the Liberals merged with the newly created Democratic party.
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 (LDP), 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, but did not succeed in revising the country's pacifist constitution. He became the first Japanese prime minister to visit South Korea officially, and established closer ties with the United States and with China. Domestically, he oversaw the privatization of the state railroad and telecommunications monopolies and reduced the influence of the national bureaucracy in government decisions. He resigned as prime minister in 1987, but was a senior LDP adviser from 1991 until he retired from the Diet in 2003.
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The individuals, all affiliated with the Liberal Democratic Party, are said to include former prime ministers Kakuei Tanaka, Eisaku Sato and Yasuhiro Nakasone. The fund has been used to bankroll the LDP, fend off political challengers (including the funding of a private right-wing army to crush protests against the 1960 US-Japan treaty), and to enrich themselves.
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Nakasone, son of former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone and a former employee of Asahi Chemical Industry Co., said he regrets the fact that confidence in nuclear power has been eroded as a result of the latest nuclear power accident.
About 350 dignitaries -- including former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt, former Brit prime minister Edward Heath and former Japanese prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone -- attended the reception following the awards ceremony, studded by traditional Edo fireworks.
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At the Economic Summit in Tokyo next month, Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone intends proposing a 10-year, $5 billion Japanese program to fund basic research in other Economic Summit countries, according to a senior official at the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C.