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Kakuei Tanaka
田中 角栄
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Kakuei Tanaka
Prime Minister of Japan
In office
7 July 1972 – 9 December 1974
Monarch Shōwa
Preceded by Eisaku Satō
Succeeded by Takeo Miki
Minister of International Trade and Industry
In office
5 July 1971 – 7 July 1972
Prime Minister Eisaku Satō
Preceded by Kiichi Miyazawa
Succeeded by Yasuhiro Nakasone
Minister of Finance
In office
18 July 1962 – 3 June 1965
Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda
Eisaku Satō
Preceded by Mikio Mizuta
Succeeded by Takeo Fukuda
Minister of Posts and Telecommunications
In office
10 July 1957 – 12 June 1958
Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi
Preceded by Taro Hirai
Succeeded by Yutaka Terao
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
25 April 1947 – 18 February 1990
Constituency Niigata 3rd
Personal details
Born (1918-05-04)4 May 1918
Nishiyama, Japan
Died 16 December 1993(1993-12-16) (aged 75)
Tokyo, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party (1955–1993)
Other political
affiliations
Democratic Party (1947–1950)
Democratic Liberal Party (1950–1955)
Spouse(s) Hana Sakamoto
Children Masanori Tanaka (by Hana Sakamoto, died age 4)
Makiko Tanaka (by Hana Sakamoto)
Kyo Tanaka (by Tsujiwako)
Hitoshi Tanaka (by Tsujiwako)
Atsuko Sato (by Akiko Sato)
Signature
Military career
Nickname(s) Kaku-san
Allegiance  Japan
Service/branch  Empire of Japan Army
Years of service 1939–1941
Rank Superior Private
Battles/wars Second Sino-Japanese War
Second World War

Kakuei Tanaka (田中 角栄 or 田中 角榮 Tanaka Kakuei, 4 May 1918 – 16 December 1993) was a Japanese politician who served in the House of Representatives from 1947 to 1990, and was Prime Minister of Japan from 1972 to 1974.

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