Hon. Yasuhiro Nakasone, passed away at the remarkable age of 101 years and 186 days. A previous Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Liberal Democratic Party from 1982 to 1987, he also served for more than 50 years in the House of Representatives. As Prime Minister of Japan he increased the global profile of Japan and fostered good relations with US President Ronald Regan and UK Premier Margaret Thatcher.
Hon. Yasuhiro Nakasone dedicated his life to the political landscape of Japan and worked hard to strengthen international relationships, in his words to become “a member of the free world led by Europe and the United States.”