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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 

Source:
A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
Author(s):

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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