Shigeru Yoshida

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Yoshida, Shigeru

 

Born Sept. 22, 1878, in Tokyo; died Oct. 20, 1967, in Oiso. Japanese politician.

Yoshida graduated from the law school of Tokyo Imperial University in 1906 and served for many years in the Foreign Ministry of Japan. In 1943–44 he was involved in a conspiracy against the prime minister, General H. Tojo. From May 1946 to December 1954 (with an interruption from June 1947 to October 1948) he was prime minister of five cabinets. Yoshida was president of the Japanese Liberal party (1946–48), the Democratic-Liberal Party (1948–50), and the Liberal Party (1950–54) He was anti-Soviet and worked actively for a strengthening of relations between Japan and the USA, for a remilitarization of his country, and for suppression of democratic forces. He signed the San Francisco Treaty of 1951. [10–1149 -3]

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