Tarō Asō

1940 - Today

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Tarō Asō (麻生 太郎, Asō Tarō, born 20 September 1940) is a Japanese politician who has been Deputy Prime Minister of Japan and Minister of Finance since 2012. He is the longest-serving Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister in Japanese history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tarō Asō has received more than 623,631 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Tarō Asō is the 2,194th most popular politician (up from 2,523rd in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from Japan (up from 109th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Japanese Politician.

Taro asō is most famous for its use in the Japanese dish “tempura”, which is a deep-fried dish that is usually served with a dipping sauce.

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Among politicians, Tarō Asō ranks 2,194 out of 15,710Before him are James II of Scotland, Yazid II, Aspar, Victor Lustig, Amanullah Khan, and Albert I, Prince of Monaco. After him are Barsine, Mohammad Khodabanda, Fahri Korutürk, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, James III of Scotland, and Ajax the Lesser.

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Among people born in 1940, Tarō Asō ranks 51Before him are Andrzej Żuławski, Thomas Harris, Cliff Richard, Dennis Tito, H. R. Giger, and Eduardo Galeano. After him are James Cromwell, Raquel Welch, Denis Law, Herbie Hancock, Raul Julia, and Shahnaz Pahlavi.

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Among people born in Japan, Tarō Asō ranks 84 out of 5,560Before him are Kenji Mizoguchi (1898), Akira Toriyama (1955), Paulo Miki (1564), Hasekura Tsunenaga (1571), Tomoe Gozen (1157), and Emperor Annei (-577). After him are Hideki Yukawa (1907), Emperor Itoku (-553), Kōbō Abe (1924), Emperor Go-Momozono (1758), Chiune Sugihara (1900), and Masaru Emoto (1943).


Among politicians born in Japan, Tarō Asō ranks 22Before him are Uesugi Kenshin (1530), Sasaki Kojirō (1583), Koxinga (1624), Emperor Suizei (-669), Tomoe Gozen (1157), and Emperor Annei (-577). After him are Emperor Itoku (-553), Emperor Go-Momozono (1758), Abe no Seimei (921), Fumimaro Konoe (1891), Empress Go-Sakuramachi (1740), and Emperor Nakamikado (1702).

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