Sun, 01 Dec 2019 13:43 - Updated Sun, 01 Dec 2019 13:43
Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone dies at 101 - NHK
TOKYO - Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone has died at the age of 101, NHK television said on Friday, after a career during which he hobnobbed on the world stage with Ronald Reagan, and battled with bureaucrats at home to enact sweeping reforms.
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But while Nakasone, prime minister from 1982 to 1987, boosted Japan’s global profile, he failed to achieve his dream of revising the country’s pacifist, U.S.-drafted constitution to clarify the ambiguous status of the military and bolster its
international role. Reuters
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