Yasuo Fukuda (福田 康夫, Fukuda Yasuo, born 16 Julie 1936) wis the 91st Prime Meenister o Japan, servin frae 2007 tae 2008. He wis previously the langest-servin Chief Cabinet Secretary in Japanese history, servin for three an a hauf years (2000–2004) unner Prime Meenisters Yoshirō Mori an Junichiro Koizumi.[1]

Yasuo Fukuda
福田 康夫
Fukuda at the 2008 Warld Economic Forum.
Prime Meenister o Japan
In office
26 September 2007 – 24 September 2008
Precedit biShinzō Abe
Succeedit biTaro Aso
Chief Cabinet Secretary
In office
October 2000 – 7 Mey 2004
Prime MeenisterYoshirō Mori
Junichiro Koizumi
Precedit biHidenao Nakagawa
Succeedit biHiroyuki Hosoda
Member o the Hoose o Representatives o the 4t Gunma Prefectur
In office
7 November 1996 – 16 November 2012
Precedit biNew constituency
Majority118,517 (62.83%)
Personal details
Born (1936-07-16) 16 Julie 1936 (age 87)
Takasaki, Gunma, Japan
Poleetical pairtyLiberal Democratic Pairty
Spoose(s)Kiyoko Fukuda
Alma materWaseda Varsity

Follaein the resignation o Prime Meenister Shinzō Abe, Fukuda wis electit as Preses o the Liberal Democratic Pairty an acame Prime Meenister in September 2007. Fukuda wis the first son o an umwhile Japanese Prime Meenister (Takeo Fukuda) tae an aa tak up the post.

On 1 September 2008, Fukuda annoonced his resignation, triggerin anither LDP leadership election.[2] Altho Japan hostit the G8 summit meetin wioot mishap durin Fukuda's time in affice, he himsel earned little or na credit frae ordinary Japanese, an when he resigned, he acame the first o the G8 leaders tae leave affice.[3]

He is a member o the Club de Madrid, a group o mair nor 80 umwhile Preses an Prime meenisters o democratic kintras, which wirks tae strengthen democratic leadership an govrenance.[4]

References Eedit

  1. Keiichi Yamamura and Sachiko Sakamaki, "Fukuda Challenges Aso in Race to Be Prime Minister", Bloomberg, 14 September 2007.
  2. Kato, Taku (1 September 2008). "Fukuda Resigns as Japan's Prime Minister Citing Gridlock". Bloomberg. Retrieved 1 September 2008.
  3. "Get someone else," The Economist. 1 September 2008.
  4. "Former Heads of State and Government". Club de Madrid. Archived frae the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 12 Januar 2013.