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Prime Minister of Japan

Taro Aso, former prime minister of Japan. Member of Japan Junior Chamber, Japan Cement Association (director 1973, chairman 1978).

Background

Aso, Taro was born on September 20, 1940 in Iizuka, Fukuoka, Japan. Son of Takakichi Aso.

Education

Graduate in Politics and Economics, Gakushuin University, 1963. Stud., Stanford University. Stud., University London.

Career

Joined Aso Industry, 1966, director, 1966, Japan Cement Association, 1973. Chairman Japan Junior Chamber, 1978. President, Chief Executive Officer Aso Cement, 1973—1979.

Member Japanese House Representatives, since 1979. Vice-minister Education, Sports, Science, and Culture, 1988—1989. Chairman Special Committee on Coal Issues, House of Republican, 1991, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Republican, 1991—1993.

Minister state economic planning agency Government of Japan, 1996—1997. Chairman Special Committee on Fiscal Structure Reform, House of Republican, 1998, Policy Research Council, Liberal Democratic Party, 2001—2003. Minister state economic & fiscal policy Government of Japan, 2001, minister internal affairs and communications, 2003—2005, minister foreign affairs, 2005—2007, prime minister, 2008—2009.

Director education division Liberal Democratic Party, 1990, director Foreign Affairs division, 1992—1993, deputy secretary general, 1993—1995, secretary general, 2007—2008.

Membership

Member of Japan Junior Chamber, Japan Cement Association (director 1973, chairman 1978).

Connections

father:
Takakichi Aso. Aso