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Kakuei Tanaka

1918 - 1993

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Kakuei Tanaka (田中 角栄, 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. After a power struggle with Takeo Fukuda, he became the most influential member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party from the mid-1960s until the mid-1980s. He was a central figure in several political scandals, culminating in the Lockheed bribery scandals of 1976 which led to his arrest and trial; he was found guilty by two lower courts, but his case remained open before the Supreme Court through his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kakuei Tanaka has received more than 373,955 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Kakuei Tanaka is the 5,252nd most popular politician (down from 4,998th in 2019), the 326th most popular biography from Japan (up from 352nd in 2019) and the 130th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Kakuei Tanaka ranks 5,252 out of 15,577Before him are Emine Erdoğan, Georg Kerschensteiner, Abdullah Khan II, Tuman bay II, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria. After him are Do-Aklin, Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria, Arthur Drewry, Minoru Genda, Wolfram Sievers, and Zhu Yousong.

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Among people born in 1918, Kakuei Tanaka ranks 70Before him are Konstantinos Mitsotakis, B. K. S. Iyengar, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Jin Youzhi, Yigal Allon, and Jean-Marie Loret. After him are João Figueiredo, Gabriel Axel, Philip José Farmer, Kenichi Fukui, Humaira Begum, and Volodymyr Shcherbytsky. Among people deceased in 1993, Kakuei Tanaka ranks 52Before him are River Phoenix, Don Ameche, Lucia Popp, Stewart Granger, Leonid Gaidai, and Léo Ferré. After him are Eddie Constantine, Helen Hayes, Bruno Pontecorvo, Matthew Ridgway, Meliton Kantaria, and Ishirō Honda.

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Among people born in Japan, Kakuei Tanaka ranks 326 out of 6,048Before him are Ihara Saikaku (1642), Megumu Tamura (1927), Nobutake Kondō (1886), Toshihide Maskawa (1940), Hisataka Okamoto (1933), and Kōki Hirota (1878). After him are Minoru Genda (1904), Franklin J. Schaffner (1920), Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado (1442), Kunisada (1786), Nobuyuki Abe (1875), and Hirokazu Ninomiya (1917).


Among politicians born in Japan, Kakuei Tanaka ranks 130Before him are Ashikaga Yoshiaki (1537), Ko Yong-hui (1952), Yamato Takeru (72), Shigechiyo Izumi (1865), Emperor Fushimi (1265), and Kōki Hirota (1878). After him are Minoru Genda (1904), Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado (1442), Nobuyuki Abe (1875), Emperor Go-Toba (1180), Emperor Kōbun (648), and Emperor Go-Kameyama (1347).