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Noboru Takeshita

politician

Noboru TAKESHITA, Japanese politician. House of Representatives since 1958, Pari.

Background

Takeshita, Noboru was born on February 26, 1924 in Shimane Prefecture, Japan.

Education

Graduate, School Commerce, Waseda University, 1947.

Career

Teacher English, social studies local secondary school, Shimane Prefecture, 1947-1951. Member Shimane Prefectural Assembly, 1951-1957, House of Representatives, Diet, Tokyo, from 1958. Parliamentary vice minister Ministry of International Trade and Industry, 1963-1964.

Deputy chief cabinet secretary, 1964-1966. Chief cabinet secretary, 1971-1972, 74. Minister of construction, 1976.

Chairman budget committee House of Representatives, 1978-1979. Minister of finance, 1979-1980, 82-86. Prime minister of Japan, 1987-1989.

Secretary general Liberal Democratic Party, 1986-1987, president, 1987-1989.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Waga michi o yuki (Seeking after the Path), 1979, Riso o mezashite (Pursuing an Ideal), 1981, Magokoro no seiji (Honest Politics), 1983, Subarashi Kuni Nihon, 1987.

Membership

House of Representatives since 1958, Pari.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Judo (holds 5th dan), golf, reading, fine arts (especially Japanese-style painting), yachting.

Connections

Married Naoko Endo, 1946. 3 daughters.

spouse:
Naoko Endo