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Yasuo Fukuda
福田 康夫
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Prime Minister of Japan
In office
26 September 2007 – 24 September 2008
Monarch Akihito
Preceded by Shinzo Abe
Succeeded by Tarō Asō
Chief Cabinet Secretary
In office
October 2000 – 7 May 2004
Prime Minister Yoshirō Mori
Junichiro Koizumi
Preceded by Hidenao Nakagawa
Succeeded by Hiroyuki Hosoda
Member of the House of Representatives
for Gunma 4th District
In office
7 November 1996 – 16 November 2012
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Tatsuo Fukuda
Majority 118,517 (62.83%)
Member of the House of Representatives
for Gunma 3rd District
In office
Personal details
Born (1936-07-16) July 16, 1936 (age 85)
Takasaki, Empire of Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Kiyoko Fukuda
Children 1
Parents Takeo Fukuda
Mie Fukuda
Alma mater Waseda University

Yasuo Fukuda (福田康夫) (born 16 July 1936) was Prime Minister of Japan from 2007 to 2008. He was born in Gunma, Japan. The prime minister before him was Shinzo Abe. He hosted the G8 meeting in Hokkaido in July 2008, but resigned on September 1, 2008, due to low approval ratings and political deadlock. He was succeeded by Taro Aso.

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