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Aso becomes longest-serving finance minister in postwar era

  • September 8, 2016
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
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On Sept. 8, Finance Minister Taro Aso will become the longest-serving finance minister in the postwar era. He will have been in the post for 1,353 consecutive days, placing him in a tie with Hayato Ikeda (later prime minister), who served as finance minister under Aso’s grandfather Shigeru Yoshida.

 

Kiichi Miyazawa [who served as finance minister two separate times] is ranked first in terms of the aggregate number of days in the post. Aso will overtake Miyazawa’s 1,874 days if he continues to serves until early February 2018. (Abridged)

 

Longest-serving finance ministers in postwar era (as of September 8)

Ranking

Name

No. of days served as finance minister

1

Taro Aso

Hayato Ikeda

1,353

1,353

3

Noboru Takeshita

1,334

4

Sadakazu Tanigaki

1,101

5

Kakuei Tanaka

1,052

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