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Keizō Obuchi
小渕 恵三
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Prime Minister of Japan
In office
30 July 1998 – 5 April 2000
Monarch Akihito
Preceded by Ryutaro Hashimoto
Succeeded by Mikio Aoki (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1937-06-25)25 June 1937
Nakanojō, Japan
Died 14 May 2000(2000-05-14) (aged 62)
Tokyo, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Chizuko Ono
Children Yūko Obuchi
1 son
1 daughter
Alma mater Waseda University

Keizō Obuchi (小渕 恵三 Obuchi Keizō, 25 June 1937 – 14 May 2000) was a Japanese politician. He served in the House of Representatives for twelve terms. He became the 84th Prime Minister of Japan from 30 July 1998 to 5 April 2000. His political career ended when he suffered a serious stroke and slipped into a coma.

Obuchi died on 14 May 2000 at the age of 62 in Tokyo from complications of a stroke.


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