Masayoshi Ito

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Itō".
Masayoshi Ito
伊東 正義
Prime Minister of Japan
Acting
In office
12 June 1980 – 17 July 1980
Monarch Shōwa
Preceded by Masayoshi Ōhira
Succeeded by Zenko Suzuki
Personal details
Born (1913-12-15)15 December 1913
Fukushima, Japan
Died 21 May 1994(1994-05-21) (aged 80)
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Alma mater Tokyo Imperial University

Masayoshi Ito (伊東 正義 Itō Masayoshi?, 15 December 1913 – 21 May 1994) was a Japanese political figure. He served as acting prime minister of Japan in 1980 after the sudden death of Masayoshi Ōhira. He then served as foreign minister of Japan from 1980 to 1981.

Early life[edit]

Ito was born on 15 December 1913.

Career[edit]

Ito served as Foreign Minister from July 1980 to May 1981 in the cabinet of Zenko Suzuki.[1]

Death[edit]

Ito died on 21 May 1994.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Masayoshi Ito, 80, Japanese Politician". The New York Times. 21 May 1994. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Saburo Okita
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1980–1981
Succeeded by
Yoshio Sakurauchi
Preceded by
Masayoshi Ōhira
Prime Minister of Japan
Acting

1980
Succeeded by
Zenko Suzuki
Preceded by
Takeo Fukuda
Deputy Prime Minister of Japan
1980
Succeeded by
Shin Kanemaru