Keizō Obuchi

1937 - 2000

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Keizō Obuchi (小渕 恵三, Obuchi Keizō, 25 June 1937 – 14 May 2000) was a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 1998 to 2000. Obuchi was elected to the House of Representatives in Gunma Prefecture in 1963, becoming the youngest legislator in Japanese history, and was re-elected to his seat eleven times. Obuchi rose through the ranks of the Liberal Democratic Party and distinguished himself in the prominent posts of Chief Cabinet Secretary and Minister for Foreign Affairs in the 1980s and 1990s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Keizō Obuchi has received more than 179,796 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Keizō Obuchi is the 5,267th most popular politician (up from 5,286th in 2019), the 381st most popular biography from Japan (up from 385th in 2019) and the 134th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Keizō Obuchi ranks 5,267 out of 15,710. Before him are John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, Emílio Garrastazu Médici, Louis II, Elector of Brandenburg, Princess Wencheng, Fouad Siniora, and Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony. After him are Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Ivan Sratsimir of Bulgaria, George III of Georgia, Phraates II, Leo Tindemans, and Frederick IV, Elector Palatine.

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Among people born in 1937, Keizō Obuchi ranks 92Before him are Thomas Nagel, Ronald Venetiaan, Tamara Press, Valentin Pavlov, Cüneyt Arkın, and Nikolai Kapustin. After him are Anatoly Sobchak, Hélène Cixous, Bruce McCandless II, Robert Gallo, Ryutaro Hashimoto, and Billy Meier. Among people deceased in 2000, Keizō Obuchi ranks 57Before him are Takashi Kano, Loretta Young, Barbara Cartland, Lazar Koliševski, Yasuo Suzuki, and Akira Nozawa. After him are Anatoly Sobchak, Lolo Ferrari, Richard Farnsworth, Ion Gheorghe Maurer, Ivan Stambolić, and Pierre Plantard.

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Among people born in Japan, Keizō Obuchi ranks 381 out of 5,560. Before him are Kikuzo Kisaka (null), Izumo no Okuni (1572), Emperor Go-Kameyama (1347), Ihara Saikaku (1642), Tatsuya Nakadai (1932), and Shigechiyo Izumi (1865). After him are Konishi Yukinaga (1555), Masayoshi Son (1957), Torakusu Yamaha (1851), Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653), Kondō Isami (1834), and Hifuyo Uchida (null).


Among politicians born in Japan, Keizō Obuchi ranks 134Before him are Emperor Seiwa (850), Emperor Go-Uda (1267), Azai Nagamasa (1545), Izumo no Okuni (1572), Emperor Go-Kameyama (1347), and Shigechiyo Izumi (1865). After him are Konishi Yukinaga (1555), Kondō Isami (1834), Emperor Konoe (1139), Emperor Go-Sanjō (1032), Tokugawa Iesada (1824), and Emperor Fushimi (1265).