Junichiro Koizumi

1942 - Today

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Junichiro Koizumi (; 小泉 純一郎, Koizumi Jun'ichirō [ko.iꜜzɯmi (d)ʑɯɰ̃.iꜜtɕiɾoː]; born 8 January 1942) is a Japanese politician who was Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) from 2001 to 2006. He retired from politics in 2009, and he remains the sixth-longest serving Prime Minister in Japanese history.He was often described as a "populist" or "right-wing populist". Widely seen as a maverick leader of the LDP upon his election to the position in 2001, he became known as a neoliberal economic reformer, focusing on reducing Japan's government debt and the privatisation of its postal service. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Junichiro Koizumi has received more than 672,873 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Junichiro Koizumi is the 3,079th most popular politician (up from 3,252nd in 2019), the 130th most popular biography from Japan (up from 155th in 2019) and the 40th most popular Japanese Politician.

Junichiro Koizumi was the Prime Minister of Japan from 2001 to 2006. He is most famous for his reforms to the Japanese economy.

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Among politicians, Junichiro Koizumi ranks 3,079 out of 15,710Before him are Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Deiphobus, Than Shwe, Władysław Gomułka, Lucius Vitellius the Elder, and Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba. After him are Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan, Bardiya, Ivan Ribar, Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg, Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria, and Dương Văn Minh.

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Among people born in 1942, Junichiro Koizumi ranks 67Before him are Giacomo Agostini, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Peter Greenaway, Felipe González, Wolfgang Schäuble, and Scott Wilson. After him are Sandro Mazzola, Stanley B. Prusiner, Gilberto Gil, Manuel Castells, Lee Kun-hee, and John Cale.

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Among people born in Japan, Junichiro Koizumi ranks 130 out of 5,560Before him are Momofuku Ando (1910), Toyotomi Hideyori (1593), Emperor Nintoku (290), Masanobu Fukuoka (1913), Shoichi Yokoi (1915), and Emperor Kōrei (-341). After him are Hisataka Okamoto (1933), Zeami Motokiyo (1363), Yoichiro Nambu (1921), Kunishige Kamamoto (1944), Emperor Ōjin (210), and Emperor Suinin (-69).


Among politicians born in Japan, Junichiro Koizumi ranks 40Before him are Emperor Reigen (1654), Emperor Higashiyama (1675), Tokugawa Hidetada (1579), Kuniaki Koiso (1880), Emperor Nintoku (290), and Emperor Kōrei (-341). After him are Emperor Ōjin (210), Emperor Suinin (-69), Taira no Kiyomori (1118), Emperor Go-Sai (1638), Tokugawa Iemitsu (1604), and Emperor Go-Kōmyō (1633).

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