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date: 23 October 2019

Fukuda Takeo (b. Gumma, Honshu, 14 Jan. 1905; d. Tokyo, 5 July 1995) Prime Minister of Japan 1976–8 

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

Christopher Riches,

Jan Palmowski

After graduating from Tokyo University's Faculty of Law in 1929, Fukuda Takeo followed the elite course to enter the Ministry of Finance as a career bureaucrat. In this, the most powerful of Japan's civil service ministries, Fukuda headed the budget and banking bureaux in the late 1940s. As a senior government official he was implicated in the Shōwa Denkō scandal, although the courts cleared him of all charges in ... ...

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