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1942, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, heir to an LDP dynastyEDUCATION
Economics major at prestigious Keio University, graduate work at the University of LondonCAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Started as Diet member in 1972. Held various Cabinet posts. Tried three times to win top spot in LDPFAMILY
Divorced in 1982, two childrenHOBBIES
Japanese heavy metal music, Kabuki theatre operaCHARACTER TRAITS
Outspoken and ambitious; passionate about issues such as privatizing the postal savings system; manages to be both a maverick and a member of the mainstream LDP